Police arrest man who allegedly kidnapped a woman and her daughter in Metro East

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 17 at 6:47 PM

(KMOV.com) – Police said they have taken a suspect in custody after an attempted kidnapping in Columbia, Il. Thursday.

Columbia police said they received a call about an abduction that occurred in the 2600 block of Deer Creek Court just before 2:30m p.m. Authorities said the person who called 911 told them a woman was screaming from the passenger seat of a car while the driver held her down by wrapping his arm around her neck. Authorities believe the man tried to kidnap a woman and her daughter.

Police said they eventually located the suspect and victim in the 7200 block of Triple Lakes Road in a rural area of St. Clair County, where they then took the unidentified suspect, 27, into custody. 

Authorities said they are seeking to charge the suspect with domestic battery, unlawful restraint, and endangering the life of a child.

Other details were not immediately known.

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