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BREAK: Boy abducted in Manila

/ 01:55 PM July 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A boy was abducted on Tuesday morning along Taft Avenue in Ermita, Manila by a man riding a pick-up truck.

An initial police report said the boy was walking along Taft Avenue Avenue corner Padre Faura Street at around 9:30 a.m. when a Ford Ranger suddenly appeared near him.

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Police said a man from the truck then forced the victim inside the vehicle and sped northbound along Taft Avenue.

According to police, the suspect even fired a gun once as the truck sped away.

It was not immediately clear how many persons were inside the vehicle, police said.

Meanwhile the Manila Police has launched a pursuit operation to locate the truck and the boy. /muf

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