Kidnapping

Photo released by police of a man identified as identified as Lukasz Pawel Herba, a Polish citizen with British residency, who has been arrested in the alleged kidnapping of a young British model who thought she was coming to Milan for a photo shoot, but instead was drugged, hustled away in a suitcase and handcuffed in a house in northern Italy before being released, Milan police said Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (Italian Police Photo via AP)
August 07, 2017 - 11:59 am
LONDON (AP) — A British model who says she was lured to Milan and kidnapped by a man who allegedly threatened to auction her online is back in Britain and speaking to police after her "horrific ordeal," her agent said Monday. Phil Green of Supermodel Agency said 20-year-old Chloe Ayling was...
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August 05, 2017 - 9:30 am
ROME (AP) — A Polish man has been jailed in the kidnapping of a British model held captive in northern Italy for six days last month, police said Saturday. Milan police said the man, who holds British residence, was arrested on a charge of suspected kidnapping for extortion purposes. They didn't...
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In this undated frame grab from video released by Islamic extremists, South African Stephen McGown is shown in captivity in Mali. McGown has been released from captivity after being held for six years in Mali and is now back in home, South Africa's government announced Thursday, Aug. 3 2017. (AP Photo)
August 03, 2017 - 10:02 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Al-Qaida's North Africa branch has freed a South African man who was held hostage for six years in Mali and he is now back home, South Africa's government announced Thursday. Stephen McGown, who was released on July 25, was the longest-held of a number of foreigners seized by...
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The undated image provided on Aug. 2, 2017 show Trinh Xuan Thanh, a businessman and former functionary of Vietnam's Communist Party sitting on a park bench in Berlin, Germany, The German government accused Vietnamese intelligence services Wednesday of involvement in what it called the kidnapping in Berlin of a former Vietnamese oil executive, and gave the country's intelligence attache 48 hours to leave Germany. (dpa via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 2:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government accused Vietnamese intelligence services Wednesday of involvement in what it called the kidnapping in Berlin of a former Vietnamese oil executive, and gave the country's intelligence attache 48 hours to leave Germany. Trinh Xuan Thanh, 51, disappeared in July...
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August 03, 2017 - 1:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government accused Vietnamese intelligence services Wednesday of involvement in what it called the kidnapping in Berlin of a former Vietnamese oil executive, and gave the country's intelligence attache 48 hours to leave Germany. Trinh Xuan Thanh, 51, disappeared in July...
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August 02, 2017 - 5:24 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A suspect in the killing of a couple in North Carolina has surrendered to police. The Charlotte Observer reports 40-year-old Vurnel Smith Jr. turned himself into Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on Tuesday and will be charged with two counts of murder and one count each of rape,...
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July 31, 2017 - 4:15 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The body of a 68-year-old man believed to have been kidnapped by a North Carolina suspect who eluded officers for six days has been found. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that a member of the Skyland Fire and Rescue Department found the body of Thomas Bryson in a corn...
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July 31, 2017 - 3:28 am
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi have captured a man who was wanted in South Carolina on several charges including kidnapping. The Natchez Democrat reports 33-year-old Michael Jeremich Easton was arrested Thursday for a warrant from Columbia, South Carolina, on charges of kidnapping...
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Skeet Ulrich, from left, Elizabeth Smart and Alana Boden attend the "I am Elizabeth Smart" panel during the A&E portion of the 2017 Summer TCA's at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, July 28, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
July 29, 2017 - 12:45 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Smart said it required years for her to participate in a movie about her kidnapping ordeal. Smart said Friday that she couldn't have done so immediately after her abduction from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 at age 14. She was rescued nine months later, and...
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July 26, 2017 - 9:28 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two defendants were given lengthy federal prison sentences Wednesday in separate, back-to-back horrific crimes of violence against children last year that rattled residents of a Montana American Indian reservation and prompted tribal leaders to blame rampant drug use. U.S...
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