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Arrest Made Following Kidnapping and Pursuit

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(NEW BRITAIN,Conn./CBS Connecticut)  –  A man who led New Britain Police in pursuit  following the report of a woman being  forced into a motor vehicle and abducted Monday afternoon has been a arrested. At about 5:15 pm  police were called to  the area of Kelsey  Street and Rocky Hill Avenue.The suspect, 23 year old  Xavier

Vasquez  fled at a high rate of sped and  ignored a   traffic stop and  got onto Route 9.Police say Vasquez exited the highway at and  got onto Cedar Street in

Newington,leading New Britain  patrol officers  through several streets in Newington , before doubling back into New Britain.Vasquez was stopped at Overlook and Farmington Avenues and  taken into custody  after a brief struggle.

The victim was found unharmed  in the back seat of Vasquez’ vehicle. Vasquez is the father of her child.

Vasquez is a convicted felon  with two outstanding arrest warrants.He has been charged with Kidnapping in the Second Degree,Engaging Police in Pursuit , Interfering with Police and Reckless Driving.Bond was set at $350,000. Vasquez  struck at least one vehicle in Newington and police there are investigating.

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