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Attempted abduction Kildare

Gardai in Kildare are investigating the attempted abduction of a security company employee, his wife and 2 year old son this morning the 27th of April 2011 at 5 am.

The incident took place in Kilmeade,near Athy, Co.Kildare.

Four armed and masked men attempted to take the family hostage, as the man, who is in his 30s left for work. A panic alarm was activated and the raiders fled the scene on foot. The raiders left behind a white van at the scene. Gardai believe that the raiders may have been picked up by a car nearby.

Gardai would like anyone who in the Kilmeade area of Co. Kildare or anyone who was traveling on the N78 between Kilcullen and Athy, in the early hours of this morning to contact them at Kildare Garda Station on 045 527730. Gardai are also appealing for anyone who may have seen any activity in the Kilmeade area in the last number of days to contact them.

Garda Press Office

27th April 2011