A Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued for a 37-year-old Toronto man wanted in connection with the March 23 armed kidnapping of a Chinese international student in Markham.
Abdullahi Adan, 37, turned himself in to police on April 2. He has been charged with kidnapping, forcible confinement, assault with a weapon and assault. He was listed as the third of four suspects in the kidnapping.
Shortly before 6 p.m. on March 23, Wanzehn Lu, 22, and his friend were in an underground parking garage at a condominium building at 15 Water Walk Dr., near Hwy. 7 and Birchmount Rd. Three men, one of whom was armed with a taser, exited a van and grabbed the victim. Lu was resisting and shocked by the suspects, who then forced him into the van and fled.
Shortly before 9 p.m. on March 26, Lu was located after asking for help at a house in Gravenhurst. He was suffering from minor injuries and taken to hospital for treatment. He has since been reunited with his family, who travelled to Canada from China.
Three of the four suspects wanted in connection with the kidnapping are still at large and, police warn, considered armed and dangerous.
“We strongly recommend that the suspects involved in this kidnapping seek legal counsel and turn themselves in,” York Regional Police say in a statement.
Anyone with information should contact Major Crimes Bureau immediately at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7865. If you spot the suspects, do not approach them. Call 911 immediately.
Photo: Abdullahi Adan turns himself in to police.