Woman in kidnapping video found safe, Atlanta police say

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

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Doorbell camera footage from a home on Commercial Avenue in northwest Atlanta shows a man forcing a woman into a car, according to police.

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Less than two hours after Atlanta police released video of a woman being forced into an SUV in an apparent kidnapping, authorities said she has been found safe.

Police have not publicly identified the man or woman involved, and investigators are still working to learn more about the circumstances around Tuesday night’s incident, police spokesman Sgt. John Chafee said.

Officers responded to a home in the 600 block of Commercial Avenue in northwest Atlanta around 11 p.m., police said. Security camera footage shows a woman who appears to be involved in an argument with a man that continues after both exit a white SUV.

The argument continues as the woman walks to the front door of a stranger’s home and tries to ring the doorbell. After doing so, the man grabs her and pulls her back to the SUV. Police said the man forced the woman into the car before leaving.

Investigators released the footage and asked for help from the public in identifying the suspect and gathering more information.

At the time, police called the incident a kidnapping. Officials did not say if the nature of the investigation changed after the victim was found or what the potential charges against the suspect might be.

Investigators continue to ask for assistance to identify the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the Atlanta Police Department’s homicide unit at 404-546-4235 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.