Police Take Kidnapping Suspect into Custody

Tuesday, May 20, 2014  |  Updated 6:38 PM EDT
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Police Take Kidnapping Suspect into Custody

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Police arrested Kendrick Brimage hours after he allegedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and their 2-year-old son in Hartford.

A mother and child escaped after being abducted in Hartford Tuesday afternoon.

Police arrested Kendrick Brimage, 25, of Hartford, after he dragged his ex-girlfriend and the couple's 2-year-old son into his car on Forest Street. Someone saw the incident and reported it to police and detectives in the Special Investigations Division took action following Amber Alert protocols.

The mother and child were walking to the library at Hartford Public High School at the timing of the kidnapping, police said.

Brimage drove the mother and son to a Capitol Avenue address and  then let her leave.

Police found them walking on the same street where they were interviewing a witness. The victim told police she went into her ex-boyfriend's car against her will. She was frightened because Brimage had made death threats to her and assaulted her in the past, she told police.

After she gave a statement to police, officers located Brimage and took him into custody shortly before 6 p.m.  Deputy Chief Brian Foley said that the suspect is currently at the Major Crimes Division and that police will charge him soon. Potential charges include kidnapping, second-degree breach of peace, threatening and risk of injury charges, but that is not final.

He was wanted on several warrants including three involving domestic violence.

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