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CT State Troopers Rescue Kidnapping Victim During Traffic Stop, Police Say

Jose Alberto Claudio-Diaz
Jose Alberto Claudio-Diaz Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

Connecticut State Police searching for a robbery suspect, saved a kidnapping victim when they stopped the vehicle.

The incident took place around 2:42 p.m., Monday, May 3, when troopers assigned to Bridgeport, were contacted by Bethlehem Police Department in Pennsylvania and advised of a robbery suspect traveling through Connecticut.

Troopers were able to quickly locate the vehicle on Route 15 and conducted a traffic stop. Police are expected to release more information, including the exact location on Route 15 the stop occurred at, later in the day on Tuesday, May 4.

After talking with the suspect, identified as Jose Alberto Claudio-Diaz, age 41, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, troopers discovered there was a woman in the vehicle being held against her will. 

Claudio-Diaz was arrested and charged with:

  • Kidnapping 
  • Assault on a police officer

He is being held on a $300,000 bond at the Bridgeport Correctional Center.

This is a developing story. Check back to the Daily Voice for updates. 

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