Woman allegedly kidnapped from home in Brampton, Ont., found safe, police say

THE CANADIAN PRESS

BRAMPTON, Ont. – A woman who was allegedly kidnapped over the weekend from a home west of Toronto has been located, police say.

Peel Regional Police say in a tweet late Monday that Saline Ouk, 23, is safe, and that they’re still investigating.

But the tweet also says that 21-year-old Kwami Garwood, who police have named as the suspect in the alleged kidnapping, has not been located.

Ontario’s police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit, said two Peel Regional Police officers opened fire as the suspect sped away from a Brampton Ont., residence on Sunday morning with the alleged kidnap victim in the back seat of his vehicle.

Officers had been called to the home at around 3 a.m. to investigate reports of a man banging on the front door and screaming for a person inside to come out.

Police said the black Honda Civic that she and Garwood had been in was later found abandoned.

They’ve warned that Garwood is considered armed and dangerous, and they’ve also said he’s wanted for first-degree murder in a slaying in Toronto last summer.

The SIU has said it wasn’t known if the suspect was hit with gunshots.

The agency said it invoked its mandate to investigate because officers fired their guns.

Peel Regional Police said the officers involved were not physically hurt.

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