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Two kidnapping suspects arrested

Posted at 8:01 AM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 22:25:12-05
UPDATE: Police have arrested two accused of kidnapping and holding a woman in a home near Cheyenne Avenue and Fort Apache Road before she was able to escape.
Both suspects took off, but were caught a few blocks away at another home near Rainbow Boulevard and Alexander Road.
It's about a 10 minute drive from the home where neighbors say the victim escaped at about 5:30 this morning.
"Someone rang the doorbell like 5 times really fast,” said Mel Goldberg. “By the time I got downstairs there was nobody there."
Mel Goldberg says when he got to the door she had already moved on to another home where she was held safe until authorities arrived, hoping to find suspects  inside the home.
"They set off a smoke grenade," Goldberg said.
But soon after, authorizes were called to a residential road near Alexander and Rainbow where they found the two suspects at a home. 
One of them surrendered, but police say the other ran off, hopped over fences, before breaking into another home to hide. Police say they were able to arrest that suspect without hurting the people living in that home.
ORIGINAL STORY: Police are investigating a possible kidnapping near West Cheyenne Avenue and North Fort Apache Road on the west side of the valley.
Police say that a woman is claiming that she was kidnapped and released.They think the people responsible are holed up in a house in the area.
The woman says she escaped from the home around 6 a.m. She then went to a nearby home and called the police.
Since then, police have been waiting for a search warrant to go inside a home where the suspects might be holed up.
In the meantime, they have taped off several streets and have been talking to the residents in the area.
The woman suffered minor injuries during the incident.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 





#BREAKING: Metro & SWAT are investigating a kidnapping near Cheyenne & Fort Apache.

Posted by Yasmeen Hassan on Friday, February 19, 2016