Indiana woman taken against her will at gunpoint texts 911

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4 Fast Facts

  • The text-to-911 service was launched in LaPorte County in May 2014.
  • On Wednesday, the dispatch center received a text from someone who said she was kidnapped.
  • The victim was able to text dispatch the vehicle description and direction of travel.
  • The victim was safely rescued and the suspect was taken into custody.

LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. (April 14, 2016) – A LaPorte County woman is safe after police say she texted 911 while her kidnapper held her at gunpoint.

The LaPorte County dispatch received a text around 9 a.m. on Wednesday from someone who said they had been kidnapped at gunpoint.

The person was able to text a vehicle description and direction of travel.

Police located and stopped the vehicle near the intersection of US 20 and US 35. The suspect was taken into custody and the woman was safely removed from the vehicle.

According to investigators, the crime occurred in South bend.

The name of the suspect has not been released at this time; formal charges have not yet been filed.

The text-to-911 service was launched in Indiana in May 2014.

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