Georgia Men Arrested on GW Bridge in Fort Lee, Charged with Kidnapping
Police in Fort Lee NJ recently captured two men accused of committing a kidnapping in Georgia.
According to law enforcement, the suspects kidnapped the victim in Georgia and then drove him all the way to New Jersey. The suspects were driving in a vehicle with the victim when Port Authority police officers pulled them over on the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
NJ cops were on the lookout for the suspects after receiving word from Georgia law enforcement that the victim had been kidnapped and taken to New Jersey. Family members of the victim notified Gwinnett County police about the abduction and said that the suspects were last seen traveling on the NJ Turnpike in a 2014 Toyota Camry that had Georgia license plates.
When Port Authority cops spotted the vehicle, they conducted a traffic stop near the westbound GW Bridge toll plaza.
The victim is a 39-year-old man from Georgia. He reportedly suffered a stab wound to the leg and required medical treatment at Englewood Hospital in Bergen County, NJ.
A search of the suspects’ car allegedly turned up a loaded 9mm Glock handgun. The victim spoke with detectives and said that the suspects kept him inside the vehicle by threatening to shoot him with the semiautomatic handgun.
The two suspects, a 24-year-old Atlanta man and a 30-year-old Norcross GA man, have been charged with numerous crimes, including kidnapping, criminal restraint, carjacking, aggravated assault, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
After being placed under arrest, the suspects were taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. They were each being held at the jail in lieu of separate $2 million bail amounts.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Alleged Kidnappers Caught on George Washington Bridge.”