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Four arrested on Causeway Bridge after kidnapping Metairie teen

Four kidnapping suspects were arrested after authorities chased them to the Causeway Bridge.

JEFFERSON, La. — Four kidnapping suspects have been arrested after the abduction of a 17-year-old turned into a lengthy police chase, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office.

According to JPSO, four suspects broke into a Metairie home and demanded money from the residents. The suspects then abducted a 17-year-old and left in their vehicle, according to the press release.

The suspects were 18-year-old Michelle Mayorga from Kenner, 21-year-old Eduardo Jose Ponce-Nunez, 18-year-old Nelson Ruiz-Fredrick from New Orleans, and a 17-year-old male juvenile from Chalmette.

Members of JPSO, the US Marshals-New Orleans Task Force, and the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office were searching for the suspects throughout the day.

Authorities found the suspects in New Orleans East, who police say fled when confronted. 

This led to a chase through multiple districts that ended when police disabled the suspects' car on the Causeway Bridge.

The suspects were arrested and the abducted teenager, who suffered minor injuries but is expected to recover, was found in the vehicle.

Authorities say the four suspects were booked with charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, and aggravated flight.

"Sheriff Lopinto would like to extend his thanks to the multiple law enforcement agencies who assisted in this search and/or pursuit including the Marshals Task Force, St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office, and Louisiana State Police," the press release said.

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