Man allegedly kidnapped, locked in trunk

DURHAM A Durham woman told police Friday morning that shortly after midnight she and her boyfriend were in a house on Burch Avenue when someone broke into the home.

She claims shots were fired and the suspects tied her up. The suspects then allegedly took her boyfriend from the home at gunpoint and threw him into the trunk of a Ford Crown Victoria.

The woman says she was able to free herself around 6 a.m. and call police.

A short time later, police found a Crown Vic a block away from the home at Swan Street and Duke University Road.

The woman's boyfriend was allegedly beaten before being locked in the trunk. Authorities were able to free the man around 6:30 a.m.

(Click here to watch raw video of the rescue)

The couple's names have not been released.

Authorities have not released details about a possible motive for the incident.

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