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A 16-year-old wrestling champion from New Mexico has been hailed a hero for stopping the kidnapping of three young children by pinning a suspect to the ground until deputies arrived to arrest him. 

The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office on Thursday thanked Canaan Bower, a junior at Mayfield High School, 'for stepping up to save the lives of two children and potentially many others' by detaining 22-year-old Daniel Arroyo Beltran.  

Dona Ana County deputies arrested Beltran at around 9am on Wednesday after witnesses told authorities he tried to kidnap three children at a gas station in Las Cruces.

The mother told authorities that she got off a Greyhound bus at a station with her children, ages nine, two and one, and was waiting for an Uber driver to arrive when a man grabbed her two-year-old child and demanded the woman turn over her other kids.