2 arrested after suspected abduction, crash

Published 8:53 am Wednesday, January 2, 2019

HOPKINS — Authorities say two teens were abducted at gunpoint in Hopkins and forced into a vehicle that later crashed after a high-speed chase.

Police say a witness told investigators a 15-year-old boy and 19-year-old man had been taken from a home about 8 p.m. Sunday by people they said they didn’t now. The Star Tribune reports one of the suspects said he had a gun.

Officials say two boys, ages 16 and 17, were arrested after the vehicle crashed several miles away following a chase in which speeds topped 100 mph. Five people in the vehicle were checked for injuries and released.

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