Man arrested in kidnapping of mother, 11-year-old daughter

Police: Pair abducted Thursday, sexually assaulted

DETROIT - A man has been arrested in Detroit in connection with the kidnapping of a 45-year-old woman and her 11-year-old daughter.

Detroit police say Friday that the pair was abducted Thursday and the woman was forced several times to call relatives for money.

The woman also was sexually assaulted. Police say the suspect attempted to sexually assault the girl.

Officers spotted him about 5:30 a.m. Friday on Detroit's east side. Police say he pointed a gun at officers and ran off while holding the girl. He was found hiding in the basement of a vacant house.

Ferndale police said they initially received a call Thursday afternoon from a woman claiming she believed her sister and niece had been kidnapped after leaving a business north of Detroit.

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