Boys charged with kidnapping, extortion, after man allegedly held against will

Deserie Murphy, Special to Metro Halifax
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HALIFAX - Police say they don’t know the motive behind an alleged abduction that occurred early Sunday morning in Halifax that has resulted in two 16-year-old boys facing a rash of charges.

Just before 5 a.m., police say they received a call from a 19-year-old man inside a home in the 3000 block of MacAlpine Avenue.

The man told police he was being held against his will by several people and that one person had a handgun.

Police say the victim was eventually able to get outside where he waited for officers. Police eventually made contact with those inside the home and four people – the two boys, a 63-year-old man, a 45-year-old woman – came out were taken into police custody for questioning.

The victim remained in hospital on Sunday with non-life threatening injuries.

On Sunday evening, police executed a search warrant at the home and later charged the two boys with offences that include kidnapping, extortion with violence, aggravated assault, uttering threats and unlawful confinement.

Both teens are due in court on Monday.

The man and woman have been released without charges. Police say they are still investigating and expect more arrests to be made.

Geographic location: MacAlpine Avenue

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