MPD: 18-year-old arrested on south side after attempted kidnapping

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police arrested an 18-year-old man early Sunday after they said he tried to kidnap someone.

Police said the man and another person had met at County Grove Park to exchange property. The man allegedly forced the victim into a car, took their phone and drove them to Dodgeville.

The victim reportedly attacked the man and tried to escape multiple times. Police said the suspect then drove the victim back to County Grove Park where they were able to call for help.

The suspect was arrested and faces charges of kidnapping, strangulation, battery, disorderly conduct, second-degree reckless endangerment and felony intimidation of a victim.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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