FBI takes over Puerto Rico kidnapping case
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A group of masked men kidnapped a 6-year-old boy Tuesday in a working class neighborhood of the Puerto Rican capital, the FBI said.
The four assailants fled with the child, identified as Alfry Infante Perez, in a grey Jeep Cherokee. The FBI took over the investigation because it has jurisdiction over kidnapping cases in Puerto Rico, said Special Agent Maritza Conde Vazquez, a spokeswoman for the agency in the U.S. island territory.
Conde declined to say whether there are any suspects or to comment on a possible motive.
Puerto Rico police said in a statement that the boy was with his father, who was injured in the attack. It occurred in Barrio Obrero, a neighborhood of San Juan.
Local newspaper El Vocero reported that the father had been kidnapped last year and was rescued by the FBI. Conde declined to comment on the report.
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