MANHATTAN BEACH (CBS) — Somali pirates are threatening to kill a surfing journalist from Manhattan Beach if Navy SEALs attempt to rescue him.
Michael Scott Moore, who is researching for a book on piracy, was abducted 10 days ago by at least a dozen men in two SUVs.READ MORE: TikTok Star Anthony Barajas Dies After Corona Movie Theater Shooting
The armed kidnappers, who reportedly took him to a village on the Indian Ocean, are now demanding ransom for his release.READ MORE: LA Valley College Mulls Vaccine Mandates For Returning Students and Staff
Last week, U.S. Navy SEALs rescued American aid worker Jessica Buchanan and her Danish colleague from the pirates.
Moore, who wrote “Sweetness and Blood”, a critically acclaimed book on the history of surfing, is one more than 150 people still being held by pirates.MORE NEWS: Crews Battling 340-Acre Brusher Near Hungry Valley State Recreation Area In Gorman With 30% Containment
His condition was not immediately known.