2 men charged after kidnapping, assault in downtown Ottawa: police

Ottawa police say a man was found unresponsive in Vanier around 5 a.m. on May 4. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Two men were charged and another man was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a kidnapping and assault in downtown Ottawa this past weekend, police say.

Ottawa police responded to a disturbance at the intersection of Murray and Cumberland streets, just outside the ByWard Market area, at approximately 12:45 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Police say two men attacked another man, put him in a vehicle and drove off.

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The victim, a 24-year-old man, was able to jump out of the vehicle but the suspects then allegedly assaulted him again.

Responding officers located the suspects and arrested them without further incident.

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The victim, meanwhile, was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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Both 31-year-old Shawn Seguin and 35-year-old Cameron Scott-Reeves are charged with kidnapping, robbery, assault causing bodily harm and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

Seguin is also charged with possession of a weapon, while Scott-Reeves was charged with failing to comply with a probation order.

Both men were scheduled to appear in court on Sunday.

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