Woman In Critical Condition After Being Kidnapped

LOS ANGELES (CBS) —  A woman was hospitalized in critical condition Friday after being kidnapped in Apple Valley.

The man suspected of abducting her was arrested by undercover sheriff’s detectives in San Gabriel as he tried to collect ransom money from the victim’s father.

A woman in her 20s arrived at an Antelope Valley hospital where she was listed in critical condition after a ransom call was made Wednesday, Steve Whitmore of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

“The victim was taken, we don’t know how, from the Apple Valley area to an Antelope Valley area hospital with serious injuries,” Whitmore said.

The suspect, in his mid-20s, was booked at the Temple Station on suspicion of kidnapping for ransom, Whitmore said. The man’s name was not released.

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