Police asking for help in kidnapping attempt

TIMONIUM, Md. - Maryland State Police criminal investigators ask for the public's assistance in locating three men wanted for an attempted kidnapping that ended in a crash last Thursday 

The victim is unidentified at this time due to the ongoing investigation.  The victim was found unharmed following the incident.

Last Thursday, just after midnight, state police said troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack responded to a crash on the southbound I-83 ramp to Padonia Road in Timonium.  The victim was located nearby the scene of the crash unharmed.

The victim told the troopers he was leaving an establishment in the 10,000 block of York Road in Cockeysville earlier in the evening when three men described as either Hispanic or African-American apparently approached him.  The men allegedly forced their way into the victim's car, a gray 2011 Nissan Frontier.  The suspects demanded the victim to drive north on York Road.  

After passing the Hunt Valley light rail crossing, the victim was told to get into the back seat and one of the suspects jumped into the driver's seat and began driving the Nissan.  The suspect drove the vehicle onto I-83 heading southbound.  As they attempted to take the exit on to Padonia Road, the suspect lost control of the vehicle and crashed.  All of the suspects allegedly fled the scene.  

Troopers conducted an immediate search of the area for the suspects.  Criminal investigators from the Golden Ring Barrack also responded.  Crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensics Sciences Division processed the scene and gathered items of evidential value.  

Investigators are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash or the abduction in the 10,000 block of York Road to contact investigators at the Golden Ring Barrack at 410-780-2700.   All calls will remain confidential. 

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