Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hostage safe after Cologne railway station drama

German police say they now have an armed assailant at Cologne's main railway station "under control" and the woman he took hostage is receiving medical treatment. (BBC)

Police rescue kidnap victim, one suspect falls from balcony during raid

BURNABY - One man is hospital and two are in custody following a dramatic police takedown at a Metrotown apartment complex Thursday night. (Vancouver Sun)

Border patrol agent arrested, accused of killing four women, kidnapping a fifth

LAREDO, TX - Juan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, was found about  2 a.m. when state troopers tracked him to a hotel parking lot in the border city of Laredo, Texas. He was found hiding in a truck. (Fox News)

Man, 22, snatched in armed kidnapping in Markham, Ont.

A 22-year-old man is the victim of an armed kidnapping in Markham, Ont., York Regional Police say. Wanzhen Lu was forced into a vehicle by three men in the underground parking garage of a condo building at 15 Water Walk Dr, in Markham, shortly before 6 p.m. on Saturday evening, police said. (CBC)

Six men convicted in kidnapping and double homicide

VANCOUVER - Six men were convicted Thursday in connection with the fatal shootings of two people in an east Vancouver home that were witnessed by a young boy and were followed by the abduction and torturing of a man. (Vancouver Sun)

Amber Alert issued for six-year-old girl

REGINA -- An Amber Alert was issued Sunday night for a six-year-old Saskatchewan girl who RCMP say was in the back of her family's SUV when it was stolen outside a strip mall in North Battleford. (CP24)

Man charged with kidnapping, intimidation in Amber Alert

EDMONTON - Detectives have charged a man with armed kidnapping in an incident involving a male teen a short time before Friday’s Amber Alert was issued for a 14-year-old girl. (Global News)
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  • Second arrest made in kidnapping of Chinese international student

    TORONTO - York Regional Police confirm a second arrest has been made in the alleged kidnapping of Chinese international student Wanzhen Lu. Police have not yet publicly identified the 33-year-old suspect but say he was arrested following the execution of a search warrant at a Brampton home on Tuesday. (CP24)
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  • Kidnapped Markham student turns up safe, four suspects sought

    TORONTO - Markham student Wanzhen Lu has been found north of Toronto, the victim of a violent kidnapping that made headlines worldwide. OPP Staff Sgt. Carolle Dionne confirmed the news to the Sun Tuesday evening, saying the 22-year-old was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He has since been returned to York Region, police say.(Toronto Sun)
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  • Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso found dead

    A Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso has been found dead, says his family, two days after he was abducted. Kirk Woodman, originally from Halifax, was abducted Tuesday night by a dozen gunmen at a mining site owned by Vancouver-based Progress Minerals near the border with Niger, in an area the government says is under growing threat from armed jihadists. (CBC News)

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