La Porte deputies rescue victim allegedly held at gunpoint

The La Porte County Sheriff's Office helped rescue a person being held against their will after an incident in South Bend, according to deputies.

La Porte dispatch received a call from St. Joseph County dispatch around 9 a.m. CST Wednesday. St. Joseph County said they had received a 911 call from the victim who was in a vehicle traveling west on US 20 in La Porte County.

The victim was being held at gunpoint against their will.

A La Porte County deputy spotted the suspect vehicle at US20 and SR39 and followed the suspect while other units responded to assist.

At US20 and US35, a traffic stop was initiated.

The victim was safely removed from the vehicle and the suspect was taken into custody.

La Porte County sheriff's deputies learned the incident began in South Bend. Investigators from St. Joseph County went to La Porte County to gather suspect information and conduct interviews.

The suspect was taken into custody by South Bend Police detectives.

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