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Teenager Found Safe After Kidnapping

A 17-year-old Elbow Lake girl who was kidnapped at gunpoint by her stepfather was found unharmed early Sunday morning.

David R. Sabby, 46, kidnapped Amy Henning around 7 p.m. Saturday at the West Ridge Mall, Fergus Falls police chief Tim Brennan told the Pioneer Press.

Henning and her stepbrother, who is not Sabby’s biological son, were going to see a movie when Sabby approached them in the parking lot with a gun drawn. Sabby proceeded to duct tape the stepbrother and left him in the car that he and Henning had arrived in. Sabby then fled with the girl outside city limits, the Star Tribune reports.

The stepbrother managed to free himself after about 20 minutes of struggling and called the police. An Amber Alert was issued at around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

At around 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Sabby gave Henning the keys to his truck and walked away, Brennan said. Henning drove to a nearby gas station and called the police.

Sabby was taken into custody a short while later near Swan Lake, in Otter Tail County, when a homeowner called police to complain of a strange person showing up at his door.

Brennan told the Pioneer Press that the motive for the kidnapping is still unclear and that Sabby was currently not cooperating with the investigation.