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Police arrest 4th suspect in armed kidnapping of Wanzhen Lu

A fourth man has been arrested and charged in reference to the armed kidnapping of Toronto-area pupil Wanzhen Lu.

York Regional Police stated Wednesday they’d arrested a 31-year-old Keswick, Ont., man on Tuesday. He faces costs together with kidnapping and forcible confinement. 

Lu, 22, was kidnapped on the night of March 23 from the storage of a condominium constructing in Markham, Ont.

At round 6 p.m., three males with hoods pulled tightly round their faces jumped out of a black Dodge Caravan and compelled Lu inside.

One was armed with a Taser and, throughout a wrestle, shocked Lu quite a lot of occasions, in response to police.

Police characterised it as a “very violent attack.”

Lu was discovered three days afterward a rural highway in Gravenhurst, Ont., about 200 kilometres northeast of Markham. He knocked on the door of a home within the quiet cottage city and requested for assist.

The home-owner referred to as 911 and officers with the Ontario Provincial Police arrived and recognized Lu.  

Police later revealed {that a} demand for ransom was made within the case. Investigators would not affirm any particulars of how or when the demand was obtained, or the quantity sought.

In June, Nathan Plater, 22, pleaded responsible to kidnapping for ransom within the case. He was sentenced to 4 years in jail. 

Two different males, Abdullahi Adan and Hashim Abdullahi are charged with kidnapping, forcible confinement, assault with a weapon and assault. They’re subsequent scheduled to seem in court docket on July 25.

One other suspect stays wished on a Canada-wide warrant. He’s Muzamil Addow, 28, of Toronto. Police are urging him to contact a lawyer and give up.

On Wednesday, police stated Kyle Foremost, 31, of Keswick, is charged with:

  • Kidnapping.
  • Forcible confinement.
  • Assault with a weapon,
  • Assault.
  • Possession of a weapon.
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon.
  • 2 counts of breach of probation order.
  • Failure to adjust to a recognizance.

He appeared in a Newmarket court docket for a bail listening to on Wednesday and can stay in custody till his subsequent court docket look, which is scheduled for July 18, police stated in a press release. 

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