Man arrested in Richmond Hill abduction

The Toronto man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant following an abduction in Richmond Hill has been arrested and faces charges that include kidnapping with a firearm.

Johnathan McLennan, 27, has also been charged with forcible confinement, uttering threats, pointing a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon contrary to order and breach of probation, York Regional Police report.

The accused was arrested on Sept. 6 in Toronto and is being held in custody. He will appear in court again in Newmarket on Sept. 19. Police identified the suspect and located the victim, a 28-year-old Richmond Hill woman who was found in good health, not long after releasing a disturbing surveillance video that appears to show a woman being abducted at gunpoint.

On Aug. 23 at 2:50 a.m., the victim rang the doorbell at a home near High Tech Road and Silver Linden Drive. No one answered but video surveillance shows a male suspect, armed with what appears to be a handgun, exiting a vehicle parked out front on the roadway. The suspect had an altercation with the victim on the front porch of the residence and dragged her back to his vehicle by her hair and drove away. The male can be heard in the video threatening to kill the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to contact #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7241, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at

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