Man accused of kidnapping man in New Orleans East

NEW ORLEANS, LA. - Police say they have arrested a man they say attacked, threatened with a gun and kidnapped another man Monday afternoon.

According to New Orleans Police, Michael Jacobs, 35, approached two people in the 14700 block of Chef Menteur Highway around 5 p.m. Monday. Jacobs allegedly punched the two victims in the face, pointed a gun at one of the victims and forced him into his vehicle.

Police say Jacobs then drove the victim to a nearby park. He later fled on foot when he saw NOPD units in the area.

NOPD said Jacobs is wanted for simple kidnapping, false imprisonment while armed with a firearm, aggravated assault, illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of simple battery.

 

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