Mexican Soccer Star Rescued After Kidnapping

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The authorities billed it as a rescue, however Mexican soccer gamer Alan Pulido left his abductors by punching the one safeguarding him, calling and taking a mobile phone for aid, a leading authorities in the nation’s violent northeast stated on Monday.

State security forces situated Pulido within minutes of his call from a safe home in the restive city of Ciudad Victoria in Tamaulipas state, as they were searching the location close by, state district attorney Ismael Quintanilla informed regional radio.

The 25-year-old Mexico nationwide group striker who likewise plays expertly with the Greek group Olympiakos vanished in his home town on Saturday night, when he was obstructed by shooters after leaving an individual with his sweetheart.

Pulido called Mexico’ s emergency situation services around midnight on Sunday after the fistfight. He then cut his wrist attempting to open a locked glass door, Quintanilla stated.

“There was an exchange of blows in between them,” Quintanilla stated. “At some point he had the ability to phone.”

Police have actually apprehended the captor, among least 4 included, who came from a criminal gang. It was uncertain whether they were linked to the feared Zetas drug cartel, which manages much of the state.

In the early hours of Monday, Tamaulipas Governor Egidio Torre Cantu appeared on regional tv, flanked by Pulido, congratulating security forces for saving him.

The gamer was using a various colored T-shirt and shorts and had a plaster twisted around his right-hand man.

Pulido remained in a “great state of health,” and was with his household after getting mental and medical interest.

Tamaulipas, which abuts the United States state of Texas, is a specifically violent location of Mexico, which is facing shocking drug gang violence.

Pulido belonged to the Mexican nationwide group that contended in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He has actually likewise bet the Greek group Levadiakos and the Mexican club Tigres.

(Reporting by Simon Gardner and Michael O’Boyle; modifying by Dan Grebler and G Crosse)

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