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Bridgeport Man Charged With Kidnapping

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Joshua Vega (Courtesy Bridgeport Police)

Joshua Vega (Courtesy Bridgeport Police)

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Bridgeport police say a Bridgeport man faces kidnaping. weapons., assalt and other charges after forcing his girlfriend into his vehicle and heading south on Interstate 95 overnight.  Police say the woman,  who was with four friends at the time,  was trying to end an abusive relationship with 23-year-old Joshua Vega when he showed a gun.

Police say he forced her into his vehicle and headed south on Interstate 95,  where Stamford Police spotted him and pulled the vehicle over near exit 5. Vega was arrested and the woman was treated for her injuries.

Police say Vega was headed for the Bronx.

Chief Joseph Gaudette Jr. praised the police response, saying he believes the woman’s life was saved by the officers who compiled the information about the kidnapping and shared it with neighboring departments.

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