Man Chased, Arrested for Kidnap and Rape of a Woman

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GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Police arrested a man early Friday morning who they say kidnapped and raped a woman overnight.

Police say that at about 12:30 a.m., a 23-year-old man broke into a woman’s home in south Kansas City.  The man had a gun and forced the woman to drive her car to Grandview where he raped her.

Police say the victim is a 37-year-old woman.

At 1 a.m., police located the victim’s car parked at a bank in Grandview and found the suspect and victim inside.

The suspect ran across 71 Highway into a wooded area, escaping police. Kansas City, Mo., police then called in K-9 units and a helicopter to assist Grandview police with the search.

At about 1:50 a.m., police saw the suspect running in the area of Harry Truman Drive and 71 Highway. They say he tried to  jump across a creek, but fell, and they arrested him.

Police have not yet released the suspect’s name or information, other than he is 23 years old.

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