Police: 2 New York college students abducted, held hostage

Author: the associated press
MGN Online

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – Two New York college students, one a current member of the football team and the other a former member, have been found safe after police say they were abducted and held hostage.

Rochester police say a SWAT team rescued the two University of Rochester seniors Sunday night.

Both were taken to the hospital, where one is recovering from a gunshot wound. Police say the student was shot in the leg before they began their rescue operation. His injury is non-life-threatening.

Nicholas Kollias, of Northbrook, Illinois, and Ani Okeke Ewo, of Aurora, Illinois, were reported missing Saturday evening, hours after they were last seen near the school.

Police say they were targeted by their assailants and there’s no larger threat.

Four people have been taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.

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