MPD announces abduction victim from 9th and Lapham 'safely located'

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police on Thursday, April 11 announced the victim of an abduction that happened on April 8 near 9th and Mitchell was "safely located," and the abductor was arrested.

Police said the victim was located Wednesday. Charges were presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.

An investigation revealed the two people knew one another, and were involved in a domestic relationship, police said.

In a news release, MPD Chief Alfonso Morales thanked the public for their assistance in this case:

“We are appreciative for those who shared tips and information related to this crime. By working together, we will continue to make Milwaukee a safer place to live, work and raise a family.”

Alderman Jose Perez issued this statement:

"I want to publicly thank the Milwaukee Police Department and the community for helping to identify the persons involved in a suspected abduction that was captured on surveillance video early on Monday, April 8th near S. 9th and W. Historic Mitchell St. Yesterday, Milwaukee Police were able to locate the victim, who is safe, and also arrested the suspect who was seen on the video striking the victim and dragging the victim to a nearby vehicle."

"The suspect will face charges in the coming days."

"The circumstances are still under investigation, but Milwaukee Police say the people involved know each other and were involved in a domestic relationship."

"There is no threat to the general public and Historic Mitchell Street remains a safe and busy hub for shoppers and patrons of the brand new Mitchell Street Library."

"Milwaukee Police and the community are to be commended for helping to identify those involved and quickly solving this case, which was rightly featured prominently in local news reports. In many cases, it is with the help of the public that police are able to quickly investigate and solve cases – and this is one of those instances."

"Great work Milwaukee Police and thank you to the community!"