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Early Morning Ravenna Crash Leads to Kidnapping Victim

Seattle Police received multiple reports of a collision in a Ravenna neighborhood Thursday morning.

At 5:05 a.m., police arrived and found a vehicle on fire after it crashed into a residence in the *7200 block of 27th Avenue NE. Witnesses saw a man climb out of the trunk of the crashed vehicle.

Seattle Fire Department crews worked to extinguish the car fire and treated the man for non-life-threatening injuries. He was later transported to Harborview Medical Center.

The 63-year-old male victim reported he had been assaulted by several suspects, then bound and placed in the trunk of his own vehicle.

One 18-year-old male, who matched the description of a possible suspect, was detained, questioned, and released. No other suspects were located.  

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.

If anyone has information about this case, please call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.

*Update 03/16/2023 at 5:15 p.m. for accuracy.