UCLA Kidnapping Victim Held for Hours, Cops Say



ucla-campus-kidnappingTed Soqui/L.A. Weekly

A person at UCLA was carjacked, kidnapped and held for hours before being released this week, campus police said.

The victim, who was not affiliated with the Westwood university, was not injured, UCLA cops said in a statement. It started about 5:30 a.m. Monday near the school’s Center for Health Sciences, which is in the middle of campus, they said. The ordeal was apparently reported at 4:35 p.m., according to our reading of police statements.

“The suspect, armed with a gun, entered the passenger side of the victim’s car instructing the victim to drive away from campus,” according to the UCLA Police Department.