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Woman in Richmond Hill abduction found in ‘good health,’ police say suspect still at large

Click to play video: 'Police release images of suspect vehicle in apparent Richmond Hill abduction' Police release images of suspect vehicle in apparent Richmond Hill abduction
York Regional Police have released video images of a suspect vehicle in an apparent abduction early Thursday morning in Richmond Hill – Aug 24, 2018

York Regional Police say a woman seen on video as part of a Richmond Hill abduction investigation has been found safe and a man is being sought by officers.

“[The woman] was found in the GTA by our officers and she was found in good health,” Const. Andy Pattenden told Global News Friday night.

“That was priority number one. Obviously now the investigation shifts to the suspect here, who is armed and dangerous.”

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Police said a woman rang the doorbell at a home in the area of High Tech Road and Silver Linden Drive at around 2:50 a.m. on Thursday.

A surveillance video from the home shows a man, with what appears to be a handgun, dragging a woman by her hair to a vehicle and driving off.

“I think I’m going to die,” the woman recorded on camera said before she is taken away. The man can be heard in the video threatening to kill the victim.

Police said no one answered the door.

VIDEO: New video released linked to Richmond Hill abduction investigation

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York Regional Police continue hunt for suspect in apparent abduction – Aug 24, 2018

On Friday, police released video showing a SUV wanted in connection with the investigation.

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Pattenden said 27-year-old Toronto resident Jonathan McLennan is wanted by officers for kidnapping- and firearms-related offences. He thanked the community for information called in to officers.

“It was tips from the public that led to the identification, so we’re hopeful that it’s going to be more tips from the public that lead to information on his whereabouts,” Pattenden said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7241 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

VIDEO: Police searching for suspect after woman dragged by hair from doorstep in Richmond Hill

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Police searching for suspect after woman dragged by hair from doorstep in Richmond Hill – Aug 23, 2018

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