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Detroit Border Patrol Thwarts Kidnapping in Progress

Release Date: 
July 26, 2013

DETROIT—U.S. Border Patrol agents caught an armed kidnapping suspect on I-94, rescuing two women Monday afternoon.

At approximately 12:45 P.M. on Monday July 22, two Border Patrol agents were traveling westbound on I-94 headed into Detroit when a concerned citizen flagged them down and relayed that she had just witnessed an armed kidnapping. The witness was able to identify the vehicle to the agents. Moments later, the two agents were able to locate and conduct a traffic stop based on the description the witness supplied of the vehicle.

After the vehicle was stopped the female driver explained to the agents that they were being held against their will and that the subject in the passenger seat had used a weapon to abduct them. Detroit Station Border Patrol agents and Detroit Police Department officers arrived on scene and assisted in removing the subject from the vehicle.

30-year-old David Anderson and the weapon were turned over to the Detroit Police Department. Anderson was charged with Kidnap Adult, Kidnap Minor and Carrying Concealed Weapon.

Both victims reported that they were physically unharmed.


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February 3, 2021