Cops nab suspected Gardena kidnappers

ATHENS, Calilf. Two people were detained by Sheriff's deputies Thursday afternoon in the Athens area of Los Angeles.

Deputies surrounded a car at approximately 4:40 p.m. on 127th Street between San Pedro St. and Main St. in the Athens area of Los Angeles.

Sheriff's deputies pursued two to three suspects in a fleeing car in response to a possible kidnapping situation. The suspect vehicle crashed.

Two to three suspects exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Deputies detained two suspects immediately. Police suspected a third person, the driver, was still on the loose in the neighborhood.

A possible kidnap victim was being treated on the ground after the violent pursuit crash.

Sheriff's deputies remained in the area searching for possible outstanding suspects.

Gardena police were also taking part in the case.


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