Man Kidnapped In Park Returns Home Safe


UPDATED: Wednesday September 3, 2014 7:23 AM

Police say a man is now safe following a kidnapping Monday night in Columbus.

Officers continue to search for 22-year-old Jermaine Westbrook.

SWAT officers surrounded a home on Legionary Street but did not find him.

Police said the victim Ronald Bryant, 20, is dating Westbrook's sister.

Investigators said Westbrook was in his car, chasing Bryant who was on foot. Police said another man started running after Bryant also and caught him.

Witnesses said two people beat Bryant up and they heard them say they had guns. They allegedly threw Bryant in a car and took off.

Officers said Westbrook's family called around 11 p.m. and reported he was freed.

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