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Man Held for $2.5 Million Ransom Freed After 50 Days, RIA Says

July 06, 2012

Moscow police freed a businessman held for 50 by kidnappers in a country home outside the Russian capital, RIA Novosti reported.

Assailants pushed the man into a car in central Moscow on May 16 and held him hostage in the countryside while seeking a $2.5 million ransom, said Victoria Tsyplenkova, a spokeswoman for investigators, the state-run news service reported today.

One of the assailants was arrested in the operation, RIA said, without providing any further details immediately.

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