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Kidnapping and weapons investigation in London: LPS

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A kidnapping and weapons investigation in London over the weekend has led to charges for two Toronto men.

Around 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, a man called 9-1-1 to report a friend was being kidnapped at gunpoint from a home in the area of Richmond Street and Mill Street.

After getting a suspect description, police arrived at the scene, found and arrested the suspects allegedly attempting to flee the building with the victim.

While searching the suspects, police said they found a loaded firearm.

A 20-year-old man and 19-year-old man, both from Toronto, have been jointly charged with kidnapping, resist arrest, pointing a firearm, uttering threats/death of bodily harm, possess restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a license and registration certificate, possess loaded/unloaded regulated firearm and use of a firearm during the commission of an indictable offence.

Both the accused remain in custody and are scheduled to reappear in London court on Dec. 15.

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