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Suspect arrested, victim safe after alleged kidnapping

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By Brad Kellar

West Tawakoni – An investigation is underway into a reported kidnapping Monday in Hunt County. A 54-year-old man remained in jail as of Tuesday, awaiting arraignment on a charge of aggravated kidnapping.

The Sheriff's Office says the incident stemmed from an armed abduction near West Tawakoni on Monday.

Officials say a female had reported being assaulted and held against her will Sunday at an address along Running Bear Road. The victim reported being duct taped to a chair, assaulted repeatedly and threatened with a gun.

She would then manage to free herself and run to neighbors to summon help.