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Two downtown L.A. kidnapping victims found safe; suspect at large

Two downtown L.A. kidnapping victims found safe; suspect at large
Two people who were kidnapped in downtown L.A. on Wednesday night have been found.

Two people have been found after they were kidnapped Wednesday and held for ransom in downtown Los Angeles, police said.

Details about their recovery, including information about where they were found, were not immediately released because of the "active investigation," LAPD Officer Jane Kim said.

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Authorities on Wednesday were trying to track down a man believed to be responsible for kidnapping in exchange for ransom before making his way to Mexico.

About 8:40 p.m., police received a call of a possible kidnapping at 7th and South Alameda streets, said LAPD Sgt. Gia Rueda. The 911 caller said the man demanded $16,000 for the two victims.

"The person reporting it believed that they were headed back to Mexico," Rueda said.

The suspect is thought to be in a 1980s BMW with a red roof and rims, Rueda said. The 911 caller described the driver as being in his early 20s, 5 feet 5 inches tall, and 165 pounds.

The two victims were not identified.

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