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Police arrest Idaho fugitive suspected in kidnapping

By Staff Writer
Published On: Dec 05 2012 03:30:17 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 05 2012 03:46:50 PM CST
Mitchell L. Walck

Mitchell L. Walck

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -

Police in Bismarck have arrested an Idaho kidnapping suspect after the man allegedly pulled a gun on a truck driver and then fled to a nearby trailer park.

Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena says 57-year-old Mitchell Lee Walck was arrested shortly after noon Wednesday. Buschena says a truck driver reported that a man entered his vehicle at a Bismarck truck stop. The trucker told police the man pulled out a gun and then ran to a nearby trailer park.

Buschena says officers found Walck hiding behind a tree. A gun was recovered at the scene.

Regional law enforcement officers had been searching for Walck after a traffic stop turned into a police pursuit that led to Walck firing at an Idaho State trooper, who was unharmed. Police said Walck then kidnapped a 62-year-old Rathdrum woman from her home at gunpoint and driven to Glendive, Mont., where she was released unharmed Sunday.

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