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Woman allegedly forced into vehicle at gunpoint, escapes kidnapping


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A woman says she was held at gunpoint and subsequently kidnapped in Colorado Springs Saturday afternoon.

The victim says she was shopping in the area of the 500 Block of South 8th Street in Colorado Springs when a 30-40-year-old Hispanic male approached her in a black SUV. She says the man forced her into his car at gunpoint. After several hours, she was able to escape.

The woman called Colorado Springs Police Officers immediately after the incident around 7:00 p.m. Officers with the Gold Hill Division were called to help. At this time, neither the suspect nor the vehicle has been located.

CSPD says the Violent Crimes Homicide/Assault Unit was notified and will assume the investigation.

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  1. That area is getting pretty sketchy and I rarely see a police presence. Walmart parking lot is so creepy that I don’t go there anymore. Early morning there are lots of people sleeping in the various parking lots in cars.

  2. Ya, funny a police station is easy walking distance from that Walmart,but homeless and crime central is just behind Walmart and hobby lobby along the interstate. People camping in cars and broken down R Vs. everyone afraid to tell them to “move along”.

  3. “Woman allegedly forced into vehicle at gunpoint, escapes kidnapping”
    When a suspect is charged with something it is “allegedly”, until convicted.
    When a victim reports something it is never considered allegedly, unless you are questioning she has committed a crime of “False Reporting to authorities”
    These words matter when writing a news article.
    If this verbiage came from CSPD then shame, if this verbiage came from KRDO please be aware in the future as it could be considered as libelous.

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