Police say they broke up early morning kidnapping in Chinatown

Boston Police report police on routine patrol around 2:30 this morning spotted a man and a woman apparently arguing, shortly before the man began "pulling the female victim by the arm" at Kneeland and Tyler streets.

When they approached, the man got into a waiting car and was driven away.

Bao Tran, 19, of Everett, and Marzon Bugayong, 20, of Quincy, were stopped not long after and charged with attempted kidnapping and failing to stop for police.

Innocent, etc.

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 02:27

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