Woman Kidnapped From Michael Bloomberg's Colorado Ranch Safely Rescued in Wyoming

Suspect Joseph Beecher, 48, has been charged with kidnapping in federal court after allegedly taking a woman captive at gunpoint Wednesday and taking her across state lines

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg waves after speaking at a campaign event, Feb. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City.
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A woman kidnapped earlier this week from Michael Bloomberg's ranch in Colorado has been safely located in Wyoming and her alleged captor arrested.

The 46-year-old woman was allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint Wednesday morning at the Bloomberg Ranch in Rio Blanco County, where she worked, according authorities. The ranch is owned by the former Mayor of New York and business mogul Michael Bloomberg.

Suspect Joseph Beecher, 48, of Craig, Colorado, allegedly forced her to leave the property in her vehicle just before noon, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release

He forced entry into the private ranch by ramming his vehicle through the main gate, according to the Wyoming criminal complaint, obtained by NBC News.


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