DALLAS (AP) - Police in Dallas have rescued two men who were
kidnapped at gunpoint in Austin.
Authorities say they found Francisco Martinez and Pedro Vargas
in a shed behind a home in Oak Cliff early Sunday. The men, whose
hands were bound, had been missing since they were kidnapped by
three men in Austin on Thursday.
Martinez and Vargas were unharmed and have since been returned
to their families.
Austin police Sgt. Richard Stressing said the kidnapping of
Martinez, Vargas and another man from an Austin apartment complex
was not random. He said in a story in Sunday's editions of The
Dallas Morning News that they don't have a motive yet for the
kidnapping. The third person was able to escape his kidnappers a
Two other suspects have been arrested in connection with the
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