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Tag: attempted abduction

Off-Duty FBI Agent Gets in Shootout to Avert Attempted Kidnapping in California

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An off-duty FBI agent got into a shootout Wednesday with a man accused of an attempted kidnapping at a gym in southern California, leading to a wild pursuit by police, NBC Los Angles reports.

The FBI agent, who was wearing gym clothes, intervened in an attempted abduction at an LA Fitness parking lot in the San Fernando Valley when the shootout occurred.

“We had an FBI agent who was here on personal business. He witnessed what he believed to be a suspect attempting to kidnap a female victim, and a shooting occurred,” said Robert Clark, Los Angeles FBI assistant special agent in charge.

The suspect, who authorities believe was struck in the shootout, fled in a car, leading police on a 15-minute pursuit, sometimes driving in the opposite direction on Coast Highway with a windshield riddled with bullets.

The man bailed from the car and curled up on his side while SWAT members surrounded him.

He was taken into custody.