Connecticut police say they found a kidnapping victim while stopping a man wanted by Pennsylvania police.
Police in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, warned Connecticut authorities Monday afternoon that the suspected robber, Jose Alberto Claudio-Diaz, was traveling through the state, Connecticut police said.
Shortly after receiving the request, state police stopped Claudio-Diaz in Trumbull, according to a criminal summary of the case. When he was pulled back, police found a woman who had been led “across state lines without her consent,” according to the summary.
Claudio-Diaz was arrested and charged with first-degree kidnapping and assault by a public security officer. Bond was set at $ 300,000 ahead of his original court hearing Tuesday morning in Bridgeport Superior Court, according to criminal information.
It was unclear whether Claudio-Diaz has a lawyer.
Bethlehem police did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the details of the robbery. Connecticut State Police said they had no new information to release.
At a news conference Tuesday, state police said they believed the victim was kidnapped in Pennsylvania and that the two were en route to Springfield, Massachusetts, NBC Connecticut reported.