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FBI Agents Kill Armed Kidnapping Suspect From Philadelphia In Leonia

An apartment complex in Leonia was taped off for investigation of a police-involved shooting that left a kidnapping suspect dead early Wednesday morning. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
At the scene. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
At the scene. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Resident Kathleen Gentile Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine

FBI agents shot and killed an armed kidnapping suspect out of Philadelphia at a Leonia apartment complex early Wednesday, authorities said.

Law enforcement agents tracked the suspect to the Lakeview Apartments where a confrontation with members of the FBI's Philadelphia and Newark field offices ensued, NBC New York reports.

Local resident Kathleen Gentile told Daily Voice she heard voices outside just before 3:45 a.m. saying "FBI, please come out, you're standing in the window."

Then, she heard gunshots.

"Literally, 'Bang, bang bang' is what I heard," she said.  "All I know is that I'm unnerved."

The 17-year-old victim was reportedly found safe.

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