Montreal

Man to face kidnapping charge after police in Beloeil find handcuffed woman in vehicle

A man is expected to appear in court in St-Hyacinthe, Que. Wednesday to face charges related to the apparent kidnapping of a Montreal woman, 25, who disappeared Monday.

Driver crashes after speeding away from police who ran plates in routine traffic check

Richelieu-St-Laurent, Que., police pulled over this vehicle after the driver failed to stop. Police say they found a 25-year-old woman, who was being held against her will inside the vehicle. (CBC)

Police in Beloeil, Que. have arrested a man in connection with a possible kidnapping of a 25-year-old woman.

The man was intercepted by chance late Tuesday morning, when police were making a routine traffic check.

A spokesman for the Richelieu–Saint-Laurent police, Const. Yanic Parent, said the suspect's licence plates were flagged by their system, so police tried to pull the vehicle over.

When the driver failed to stop, Parent said police gave chase, and the vehicle sped away. The driver lost control and ended up crashing.

Woman was wearing handcuffs

Inside the damaged vehicle, police found a woman being held against her will.

"Police officers say she still had handcuffs on one of her wrists," said Parent.

He said the woman had been reported missing from Montreal Monday.

The woman was taken to hospital, and Parent said she is being questioned to find out the circumstances of her disappearance. He said the she and suspect did not know each other.

The suspect is expected to appear in court in St-Hyacinthe Wednesday, where Parent said he will face several charges, including one related to kidnapping.

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