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A SWAT team helped remove an alleged kidnapping suspect and victim early Saturday from a Newport motel that was the site of a police standoff last month.


Newport Police Chief Curt Montgomery said in a statement Saturday that his department was asked by South St. Paul police Friday evening to help locate a kidnapping suspect and victim. They were found at the Sure Lock Motel, 1280 Hastings Ave.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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