Markham kidnapping suspect turns himself in to police

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Markham kidnapping suspect turns himself in to police


One of the four suspects in the armed kidnapping of a 22-year-old international student last month in Markham has turned himself in to York Region police.

Wanzhen Lu was abducted shortly before 6 p.m. on March 23 from an underground parking garage of a condo building at 15 Water Walk Dr., near Hwy. 7 and Birchmount Rd., police said.

Abdullahi Adan, 37, of Toronto, faces multiple charges of assault and kidnapping in the abduction of a Markham man last month.
Abdullahi Adan, 37, of Toronto, faces multiple charges of assault and kidnapping in the abduction of a Markham man last month.  (York Region police)

He was with a female friend when three hooded men, including one armed with a stun gun, attempted to grab Lu, police said.

Lu was shocked with the weapon when he resisted, police said, and was forced into the van. The kidnappers fled, leaving Lu’s friend behind unharmed.

Lu appeared three days later on the doorstep of a homeowner several hours north of Markham. Lu’s captors had freed him, police said. He suffered minor injuries and was treated in hospital.

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Abdullahi Adan, 37, of Toronto, was identified as one of four suspects in the kidnapping, and a Canada-wide warrant was put out for his arrest on Monday. York police said Tuesday that he had turned himself in overnight.

He is facing charges of kidnapping, forcible confinement, assault and assault with a weapon.

He will be appearing in court in Newmarket at 50 Eagle St. on Tuesday morning for a bail hearing.

Three other suspects are still being sought by police, but have yet to be identified.

One is described as wearing a mask, blue pants and a black jacket.

The second is described as six-foot-one with dark skin, wearing a black Canada Goose jacket.

The last suspect is described as wearing a green and yellow jacket with a hood.

The investigation is continuing.

Lu is a Chinese international business administration student at Yorkville University on Steeles Ave. W. in Vaughan.

With files from Ilya Bañares

Alexandra Jones is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @AlexandraMaeJ





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