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Teens arrested for kidnapping seniors

Police say they have arrested two teenagers and are looking for a possible third suspect after two seniors were kidnapped at gunpoint and driven more than an hour from their home in Quebec.

Quebec provincial police Sgt. Claude Denis says a 70-year-old woman and 65-year-old man were taken Friday from their home near Maniwaki and driven to a barn in L'Isle-aux-Allumettes, about 150 kilometres southwest.

He says the suspects fled and the couple managed to escape early Saturday morning. The pair then flagged a passing driver who came to their aid.

Denis says a 16-year-old Ottawa boy was arrested shortly afterward in nearby Pembroke, Ont., while a 17-year-old boy later surrendered to police in Quebec.

He says the two boys are set to appear in court Monday, and investigators are trying to determine whether a third person was involved.

He says it's unclear whether the suspects used a real gun or a fake.

It's alleged the teens also stole the couple's vehicle, which was recovered Saturday in Pembroke.

Denis says the couple was taken to hospital with minor injuries and shock.

The Canadian Press


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