Bodycam footage revealed the moment police officers in Alabama rescued a female who had been kidnapped, smashed in the face with a tire iron and held at knifepoint in a cage in her captor’s van.
Sean E. Sanders, 51, was arrested moments after the victim was set free from the 1997 Ford Aerostar Cargo van in Brookside on Sunday after a standoff with law enforcement officials, according to a report by the Daily Mail.
Authorities were on the scene after a witness reported seeing the victim with a bloody head as she screamed, “Help he’s going to kill me.”
According to police, the van doors were chained from inside and the capturer had multiple cages in the back with blankets covering the windows to prevent others from seeing inside. Police also negotiated with Sanders for 35 minutes as he held the victim at knifepoint.
Police eventually forced their way into the van and removed the terrified victim as Sanders was taken down with the assistance of tasers. According to the victim, Sanders was going to drug her and kill her in the woods.
While the victim sustained a good amount of injuries throughout the debacle, she reportedly remains in stable condition.
Sanders was charged with kidnapping, attempted murder of a police officer, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief. He is now being held in Jefferson County jail on a $191,000 bond.
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