Saturday, August 13, 2022

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)

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)

RCMP rescues girl held in captivity in a secured cabin near Ile a la Crosse

A girl who had been held in captivity against her will for four days in a secluded cabin in northern Saskatchewan was rescued by Saskatchewan RCMP officers. According to RCMP in a news release, officers received a report about a girl being held captive in a secluded cabin across Lac Ile a la Crosse, roughly 10 kilometres from the village of Ile a la Crosse, shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday. (The Star Phoenix)

Two arrested, two sought in kidnapping, murder of 16-year-old

It was a disturbing and horrifying discovery. A teenager shot and left dead on the side of the road June 30 in Milton not only shook the community, but left Halton Regional Police with few clues. (Toronto Sun)

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)

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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    Police have issued an Amber Alert for a 14-month-old child abducted from his home near Hinton Friday. At 2:30 a.m. this morning, police said Waylon Armstrong was abducted from his home in Brule, near Hinton. He is described as having blonde hair, brown eyes, and wearing a onesie with moose on them. (Edmonton Jouornal)

    N.Y. Cops say abduction was a hoax

    NEW YORK - A teenage girl who was found safe on Tuesday after an apparent kidnapping on the streets of New York City has confessed to staging the supposed abduction out of anger at her mother, police told local media. (Toronto Sun)

    British girl held prisoner by Muslim grooming gang for 12 years

    LONDON - Sarah's haunted face stares out under a red Islamic head-dress in her wedding photo. Beside her, guests eat cake while celebrating the marriage, conducted by the local mosque's imam at a terraced house in the Home Counties. (Daily Mail)

    Amber Alert unleashes knuckleheads

    The knucklehead brigade was again out in force. The reason for their ire? An afternoon Amber Alert for five missing children from the Niagara region. (Toronto Sun)

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