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Nearby Officers Help Kidnapping Victim

Nearby Officers Help Kidnapping Victim

Posted - Feb. 6, 2004 at 7:43 a.m.



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(KSL News) Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

A man with a gun threatens a woman in her own car but luckily some Salt Lake City police officers were right there when it happened.

Nearby Officers Help Kidnapping Victim

At about 11:00 last night, a woman says a man she knew asked her for a ride. But after he got in the car he started pulling her hair and threatening her with a gun to keep driving.

Police officers were in the area of 5th West and 4th South trying to catch speeders and noticed the car going too fast.

Before they had a chance to pull it over, the car stopped abruptly and the woman came running for help.

Lt. Sandry Urry/ Salt Lake City Police Dept.: "It just took us a while to work through exactly what we had because we didn't get a call from a complaintant. This is just someone comes running up to you and you dive in and deal with the situation."

Nearby Officers Help Kidnapping Victim

The man shot out a car window as the woman ran to police.

Although shaken up, she is okay.

The man was booked on aggravated kidnapping charges.

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