This is the moment Mexican cops rescue a female doctor who had been kidnapped and held captive in a tent in the mountains for a week.
Local media report Norma Jimenez had been kidnapped whilst on her way to work and then held prisoner in a tent in the mountains of the municipality of La Perla, in the state of Veracruz, in eastern Mexico for seven days.
Video Credit: CEN/@SP_Veracruz
She had been in her car in the municipality of Ixhuatlancillo in Vercacruz when an armed gang reportedly kidnapped her.
According to official sources, the authorities were told about her location thanks to an anonymous report and seven days after her kidnapping police officers went to the area and confirmed two tents were located there, one of them housed the doctor and the other was allegedly used by the kidnappers.
Prosecutors said that the gang fired shots at the police when they arrived at the scene but then fled.
In the video, the officers can be seen rescuing the female doctor, who can be heard crying. The armed officers give the woman a bulletproof vest and say “everything will be okay”.
Local media report the four kidnappers managed to escape the scene and the police are still looking for them.
The investigation is ongoing and the motives behind the kidnapping have not been reported.
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