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Pregnant woman claims she escaped alleged abduction

Friday, July 12, 2013

Philadelphia police are trying to sort out a woman's claim that she and her child were kidnapped at gunpoint Friday morning.

The alleged incident ended around 9:45 a.m. at the intersection of 34th Street and Lansdowne Avenue, where the pregnant 22-year-old woman says she and her child jumped from the kidnapper's car.

The woman tells police she was waiting for a bus at 29th Street and Ridge Avenue in North Philadelphia when a man with a gun forced her and her child into his vehicle.

Police located the man, who told police he just offered the woman a ride. He is being questioned but at this point no charges have been filed.

No gun has been found.

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