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Montreal police arrest 3 men in connection with kidnapping hoax

A Montreal Police badge is shown during a news conference in Montreal, Monday, October 7, 2019.
A Montreal Police badge is shown during a news conference in Montreal, Monday, October 7, 2019. Global News

Montreal police have arrested three men after a series of calls about possible kidnappings in different parts of the city were made on Thanksgiving Monday.

Veronique Comtois, a spokesperson for the police department, said investigators took all necessary steps to probe the reported incidents. The calls detailed a suspect abduction involving a vehicle in all three events.

“The steps rapidly led to the arrests of three men,” she said.

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So far, investigators have found that two of the three reported abductions were a hoax, according to police.

They are still investigating the last incident and police are trying to verify if it is related to the other fake kidnappings.

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The three suspects are expected to meet with police. Comtois said they could face charges of public mischief.

with files from the Canadian Press

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