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Angry Tribe Takes Hostages, Cuts Road to Beirut Airport

Angry Tribe Takes Hostages, Cuts Road to Beirut Airport

ANWAR AMRO/AFP/GettyImages(BEIRUT) — A heavily armed Lebanese tribe has taken at least 20 hostages, including foreign citizens, and set up a cordon around Beirut’s main airport, as a dispute that began with the kidnapping of a tribesman in Syria has e…

Hospital Thwarts California Baby’s Kidnapping

Hospital Thwarts California Baby’s Kidnapping

Hemera/Thinkstock(GARDEN GROVE, Calif.) — A woman disguised in scrubs allegedly tried to steal a newborn girl from a California hospital before the baby’s security bracelet sounded an alarm. Employees at Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center detained s…

Cal Ripken Jr. Seeks Help in Finding Mom’s Abductor

Cal Ripken Jr. Seeks Help in Finding Mom’s Abductor

MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. says his mother feels violated and has not been able to return to her home since being abducted at gunpoint there earlier this month.“She’s not back in her hom…

WATCH: Vi Ripken Kidnapping Suspect Caught on Tape

WATCH: Vi Ripken Kidnapping Suspect Caught on Tape

Aberdeen Police Dept.(ABERDEEN, Md.) — Newly released surveillance video shows the man suspected of kidnapping Hall of Fame baseball player Cal Ripken Jr.’s mother last week.Vi Ripken, 74, was abducted at gunpoint from her home northeast of Balt…

12 Years for Woman Who Snatched Baby 20 Years Ago

12 Years for Woman Who Snatched Baby 20 Years Ago

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Connecticut woman who dressed as a nurse before snatching an infant from a New York hospital more than 20 years ago was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday on kidnapping charges.Ann Pettway admitted in February …

Photo of Ripken Kidnapping Suspect Released by Police

Photo of Ripken Kidnapping Suspect Released by Police

Aberdeen Police Department(ABERDEEN, Md.) — A photo of the man suspected of abducting the mom of baseball hall of famer Cal Ripken Jr. was released on Thursday by Maryland cops.The photo shows a man walking into what appears to be a store wearing a wh…

Missing Iowa Girls: Case Now Considered Abduction

Missing Iowa Girls: Case Now Considered Abduction

ABC News(EVANSDALE, Iowa) — Authorities in Iowa now say they have classified the case of two young cousins, missing from their homes for a week, as an abduction. The girls, Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook, 10, were last seen riding their bikes ne…

Police Arrest Man in Attempted Kidnapping Caught on Tape

Police Arrest Man in Attempted Kidnapping Caught on Tape

Obtained by ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia police announced today they had arrested a suspect in an attempted child abduction that was caught on tape, and that the suspect had turned himself in because he couldn’t “walk, talk or breathe” after …

WATCH: Attempted Abduction of 10-Year-Old Girl Caught on Tape

WATCH: Attempted Abduction of 10-Year-Old Girl Caught on Tape

An attempted kidnapping of a 10 year old girl was caught on tape on July 18, 2012, the tape was released by the Philadelphia police who are asking for help finding suspect. (Obtained by ABC News)(PHILADELPHIA) — A 10-year-old girl and her 2-year-old …

Steve Jobs US Files Provide New Details on Drug Use, Kidnap Worry

Steve Jobs US Files Provide New Details on Drug Use, Kidnap Worry

Tom Munnecke/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Recently released Pentagon documents indicate that in the 1980′s Steve Jobs expressed concern that his daughter might be kidnapped in an effort to blackmail him.  The documents also provide more infor…

Former Secret Service Agent Charged in Kidnapping Plot

Former Secret Service Agent Charged in Kidnapping Plot

Anderson County Detention Center(NEW YORK) — A former U.S. Secret Service agent campaigning to be a sheriff in South Carolina is facing charges for allegedly plotting to kidnap a retired judge.James Bartee, a 54-year-old running for sheriff in Oconee …

Two Americans Kidnapped in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

Two Americans Kidnapped in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

iStockPhoto/ThinkstockUPDATE: The two American tourists who were kidnapped in Egypt this week were released on Thursday, ABC News has confirmed.
(CAIRO) — Two Americans tourists been kidnapped in Egypt.
The American embassy in Cairo tell ABC News the …

Pregnant Woman Who Was Kidnapped, Set on Fire and Shot Gives Birth

Pregnant Woman Who Was Kidnapped, Set on Fire and Shot Gives Birth

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(DETROIT) — A pregnant woman who was kidnapped, set on fire and shot in the back, in what police say was a horrific attempt to kill her unborn baby, gave birth to a boy Tuesday, hours before her ex-boyfriend and another man…

Pregnant Woman, Unborn Baby Survive Being Abducted, Set on Fire, Shot

Pregnant Woman, Unborn Baby Survive Being Abducted, Set on Fire, Shot

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(WARREN, Mich.) — A 22-year-old pregnant woman and her unborn baby are alive and expected to live after being kidnapped, set on fire and shot in Warren, Mich., police said.The woman, who is nine months pregnant, told police…

Five Aid Workers Abducted in Afghanistan

Five Aid Workers Abducted in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Five aid workers have been kidnapped by armed gunmen in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province, according to local officials.The workers, which include two Western female doctors, are part of a non-governm…

Lebanese Pilgrims Kidnapped in Syria

Lebanese Pilgrims Kidnapped in Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BEIRUT) — Many in Lebanon now fear their country is being pulled into the ongoing conflict in neighboring Syria after reports that 13 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims were kidnapped by members of a rebel group.News of the abduction spar…

Mississippi Highway Shooting Suspect Caught After Rape and Kidnap

Mississippi Highway Shooting Suspect Caught After Rape and Kidnap

Tunica County Sheriff’s Office(TUNICA COUNTY, Miss.) — The man arrested in connection with two Mississippi highway murders was linked to the crimes after he allegedly kidnapped and raped a woman who managed to get away and contact police.James D. Will…

Kidnapped Girls Had No Food or Water, Could Not Speak

Kidnapped Girls Had No Food or Water, Could Not Speak

ABC News(GUNTOWN, Miss.) — A small blonde child peeking over a ridge and spotted by Mississippi state highway troopers led to the rescue of Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain, ages 12 and 8, from kidnapper Adam Mayes on Thursday night, police said in a news …

Tennessee Kidnap Suspect Added to FBI’s Most Wanted List

Tennessee Kidnap Suspect Added to FBI’s Most Wanted List

Adam Mayes, left, is shown with Adrienne, center, and Alexandria Bain. (Facebook)(WASHINGTON) — The man suspected of kidnapping a woman and her three daughters — and then killing two of them — has been rushed to the top of the FBI’s list of its Top …

Missing Tennessee Family: Officials ID Bodies Found at Suspect’s Home

Missing Tennessee Family: Officials ID Bodies Found at Suspect’s Home

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — Two bodies found at the home of a Mississippi man were identified Monday as a missing Tennessee mother and her oldest daughter, raising fears about the safety of the woman’s two younger daughters.The Memp…

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