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Now Safe, Chilling Video Shows Carlesha Freeland-Gaither Abduction in Philadelphia

by Kent Masterson - The Oregon Herald Monday November 3, 2014    3:41 PM

UPDATE: Suspect arrested, victim found safe. Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was found alive in Jessup, Maryland Wednesday night after she was abducted in Philly Sunday. Delvin Barnes was arrested in connection to the abduction.

Carlesha Freeland-Gaither's family members cried and embraced one another during a press conference Tuesday pleading for her safe return.

Officials said Carlesha Freeland-Gaither's ATM card was used at a stand-alone bank in Aberdeen, Md., on Tuesday morning.

"We're actively looking into that area now," said Philadelphia Chief Inspector Dennis Wilson, adding that the card was used around 6 a.m. and the transaction was caught on surveillance footage.


Original story:
A chilling video was released by authorities today showing a woman's abduction in Philadelphia.

The missing woman -- identified by police as 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither -- was abducted at 9:40 p.m. on Sunday in Germantown, Philadelphia's 6ABC reported.

The three-minute video shows someone park a gray or silver car. That's when a man is seen getting out of the car, briefly going out of camera view.

Moments later, he can be seen on the surveillance video approaching Freeland-Gaither, then dragging her down the street.

Although there was no audio with the video, police said the woman was yelling for help, 6ABC reported.

She is seen struggling with the man before the car speeds away. Police said the passenger side rear windows were busted open during the struggle.

Freeland-Gaither's glasses and cellphone were found lying on the street where the incident took place, the station reported.

Police are still looking for the abductor.

To submit a tip to Philadelphia Police, call (215) 686-TIPS or text "PPD TIP" or 773847. All tips will remain confidential.

Photo: Carlesha Freeland-Gaither.
Photo 2: Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was found alive in Jessup, Maryland Wednesday night after she was abducted in Philly Sunday. Delvin Barnes was arrested in connection to the abduction. NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez has the details. (Published Thursday, Nov 6, 2014) Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Abducted-Woman-Found-Alive-in-Maryland-Police-Source-281698261.html#ixzz3IL27eklF Follow us: @nbcphiladelphia on Twitter | nbcphiladelphia on Facebook
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