German police free Polish woman kidnapped in Netherlands

October 13, 2019 GMT

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have liberated a 22-year-old Polish woman who was kidnapped by three Polish men in the Netherlands.

Cologne police said in a statement Sunday they freed the woman from a car in the western German county of Viersen late Saturday.

They said at least one man was armed when the woman was pulled into a car by the men in the Netherlands earlier Saturday.

In cooperation with Dutch authorities, the Germans were able to stop their car. The two men inside the car were slightly injured during the operation, but the woman was unharmed. The third suspect was later arrested in nearby Bergheim.

The woman and the men, aged 26, 27 and 32, were not identified.

Police are investigating the motive for the kidnapping.