2 men in custody after reports of kidnapping in Bethesda
Police, with dogs and a helicopter, flooded into the area around Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda on Friday afternoon, creating a flurry of excitement, after authorities received a report of a kidnapping, the Montgomery County police said.
According to police, two men were taken into custody in connection with the incident. Reports of the alleged abduction in the vicinity of a school, and the sights and sounds of the ensuing search generated high tension in the busy area, near the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Democracy Boulevard.
Matters began around 5 p.m. when police received a telephone call, apparently made from a service station near the intersection, according to police spokeswoman Lucile Baur.
She said the man said he had been kidnapped by an assailant who had fled on foot. The report touched off the search, and ultimately a man was taken into custody at a Giant Food store near the school.
Baur said that police believed that both the man who claimed he was abducted and the man picked up at the store may have participated in a robbery earlier in the day.
Few additional details were available late Friday.
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