Border patrol agent rescues victim from kidnapper

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent saved an 18-year-old woman from her alleged kidnapper on Friday morning. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A U.S. Border Patrol agent saved an 18-year-old woman from her alleged kidnapper on Friday morning. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
YUMA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A U.S. Border Patrol agent saved an 18-year-old woman from her alleged kidnapper on Friday morning.

The agents were at the immigration checkpoint east of Yuma. The 2016 Jeep Patriot was selected for further inspection after a canine’s alert. The male driver and the female passenger were separated for questioning during the inspection. The agents conducted record checks for both individuals and learned the female was reported missing from Phoenix. She told the agents that the man had taken her against her will and beat her.

The man was arrested for kidnapping, aggravated assault, domestic violence, and disorderly conduct.

Chief Patrol Agent Anthony Provaznik, of the Yuma Sector Border Patrol, said, “We prepare our agents to handle all sorts of situations in all types of environments. It was with this training that agents were able to save a woman from her kidnapper, leading to her eventual return to her family.”

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