AMES, Iowa (AP) — Police are crediting a teenage girl with saving her younger brother from being kidnapped from the family's home in Ames.

The Des Moines Register reports that police responded to a report of attempted child abduction at the home just before 1 a.m. Friday. Family members told police that a male suspect came into the home while the family was sleeping and pulled the child out of a basement window. Police say the suspect also hit the boy in the face.

Police say the boy's older sister chased the suspect into the front yard and was able to get her brother away from the suspect.

Police say they took a 17-year-old boy who lives in the neighborhood into custody and to hospital for a mental health evaluation.