February 11, 2019 2:07 pm
Updated: February 11, 2019 2:08 pm

RCMP arrest suspect connected to abduction of Alberta woman

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Alberta RCMP have charged a Red Deer man with 19 different offences after what they call a “targeted abduction.”

Officers launched the investigation on Feb. 7 after an Edmonton woman called police saying one of her relatives had been abducted in Red Deer.

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In a Monday news release, RCMP said police arrested the suspect during the high-risk takedown of a stolen vehicle in the community of Highland Green.

Neither the victim nor the suspect was injured.

Brian Stephens, 39, is charged with multiple offences including possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of a prohibited firearm.

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