Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido rescued after kidnapping

ABS-CBN Sports on May 30, 2016 03:19 PM
Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido rescued after kidnapping
FILE - In a June 29, 2014 file photo, Mexico's Alan Pulido consoles teammate Javier Hernandez (14) after the Netherlands defeated Mexico 2-1 during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil. A state official says that Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas. The official says the 25-year-old player was kidnapped near his hometown of Ciudad Victoria on Sunday after leaving a party. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities say soccer player Alan Pulido, a forward with Olympiacos in the Greek league, has been rescued safe and sound after an hours-long kidnapping in the northeast border state of Tamaulipas.

The Tamaulipas security coordination group for Mexico's security forces says in a statement early Monday that the rescue occurred shortly before midnight.

The statement says Pulido is being medically assessed.

The 25-year-old was kidnapped Saturday night outside his hometown of Ciudad Victoria as he left a party.

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