Calgary police say six people have been charged in connection with the kidnapping of a 38-year-old man.
Calgary police say investigators were able to confirm there was intent to kidnap in an incident that began on Tuesday in the northwest community of Brentwood.
In a news release issued Wednesday, police said that a call came in at about 3 a.m. the day before from someone claiming a family member had been assaulted and was being held against their will.
“Calgary Police Service officers immediately began to investigate the complaint as it was believed it to be a bonafide kidnapping situation,” the CPS said.
Officers worked with family members of the victim to negotiate his release. CPS said several resources were involved in locating the victim and ensuring his safe return, including the negotiations team, K9 unit and the HAWCS helicopter.
The victim, who was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, was located nearly a day after the call came in — at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday. At the same time, officers arrested several suspects from a home in the 4700-block of Brockington Road N.W. in Brentwood.
More suspects were arrested shortly after at a hotel in the northeast community of Horizon.
CPS said as of 2 p.m. Thursday, it wasn’t clear if the victim and suspects were known to each other, adding that was part of the ongoing investigation.
Investigators are collecting evidence from three separate locations, including a “residence of interest” in the southwest, police said.
Police said Wednesday that charges were pending against nine people in total, however, announced Thursday the following six individuals had been officially charged with kidnapping:
- Adenye Adeoshun, 32, of Calgary
- Tyson Clark, 30, of Leduc
- Aldeir Munoz Chaves, 25, of Edmonton
- Jean Musoni, 29, of Edmonton
- Jason Patterson, 21, of Edmonton
- William Ramos, 28, of Edmonton
Police said the investigation into the kidnapping is ongoing and additional charges are pending against the other three arrested.
CPS said it’s not believed any other suspects are at large.
Police said Thursday the victim was released from hospital.
“Police would like to remind the public that situations such as this are rare, targeted events, as were the circumstances in this case,” CPS said.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234 or to contact Crime Stoppers.
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