Reports of kidnapping causes traffic delays on I-20

ATLANTA — Atlanta police have released new details after reports of an attempted kidnapping led to a major traffic snarl on Interstate 20 Sunday night.

APD said they responded to reports of a kidnapping involving a female victim at John Wesley Dobbs and I-20 westbound.

Channel 2′s Courtney Francisco was live along I-20 with details on WSB Tonight at 11 p.m.

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Georgia State Patrol Troopers and paramedics blocked off the highway with road flares near exit 54.


APD confirmed to Francisco that they were trying to help GSP pull over a suspected male kidnapper with the female victim in the car.

Police now say the incident was not an attempted kidnapping and that the man and woman knew each other and were involved in a fight.

When police attempted to pull them over, the driver wouldn’t stop. Georgia State Patrol helped to stop the car.

Both the man and woman were taken to the hospital because officers suspected they were on narcotics.

The man has been charged with reckless driving and fleeing/attempting to elude police officers.

The man and woman’s identities have not been released. It’s unclear if they are facing additional charges.

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