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Man kidnapped at gunpoint; suspects lead police on manhunt through San Antonio

Several suspects are in custody after running from police Thursday morning.
Credit: KENS

SAN ANTONIO — Several suspects are in custody following a manhunt stemming from a kidnapping investigation at a motel near the airport Thursday morning.

According to SAPD, officers responded to the motel around 9:30 a.m. on reports of a robbery, during which a 23-year-old man was forced into a car at gunpoint. 

Authorities in SAPD's Eagle helicopter spotted a white Chevrolet Malibu matching the suspected vehicle's description near Grissom Road and followed the vehicle. The driver then took off and drove the opposite way through traffic on Highway 1604.

The suspect vehicle's tires eventually blew out after hitting a curb. Police said four people inside the vehicle jumped out and ran; three were apprehended shortly after a chase ensued. Another suspect was taken into custody some time later, and the victim was also located.

The kidnapping was said to have been due to owed money, SAPD said. An AR-15, magazines, and boxes of ammunition were recovered. It is unclear if anyone was injured during the incident.

The suspects and victim were taken to police headquarters for questioning. The identities of all involved are unknown.

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