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Suspect faces kidnapping charge in connection with Rio incident

Las Vegas police accused a man of kidnapping in an incident that originated Monday morning at the Rio.

Jail and booking documents show Johnathon Tyrone Harrison, 35, was booked into jail as a suspect in the event. He was held without bail Tuesday morning in Clark County Detention Center on charges of first-degree kidnapping, robbery and domestic battery with a deadly weapon resulting in substantial harm.

About 7 a.m. Monday near the hotel valet at 3700 W. Flamingo Road, a man was seen hitting a woman, pulling her hair and throwing her into a white four-door vehicle with out-of-state license plates, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon said.

The man was arrested about 1:15 p.m., Metro spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said.

The circumstances of the incident were unclear Tuesday morning.

The woman involved was found, Metro said; her condition wasn’t known.

Metro continues to investigate.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

 

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