Police swarm abduction suspect, children rescued

Author: Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Police in San Diego have captured a man who was wanted for questioning in the disappearance of his wife and the abduction of their four sons.

The dramatic arrest and the rescue of the four boys came as Daniel Perez stood near the edge of a freeway overpass. He was clutching one child, while another walked behind. The two other boys had fled to safety, after police stopped the car driven by their father. They say Perez had driven 85 miles an hour during their pursuit.

When Perez reached the edge over the overpass, officers shot him with a non-lethal bean bag, and then tackled him. Officers say all four children were rescued and were not physically harmed.

Yesterday, investigators had found a car belonging to Perez and his wife — with the body of a dead woman in the trunk. It was about a half-mile from their home, about 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The body hasn’t yet been identified. Police had identified Perez as a person of interest in his wife’s disappearance.

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