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Police arrest kidnapping suspect from Wednesday night

Police arrest kidnapping suspect from Wednesday night
Posted at 6:52 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 20:52:44-05

Police have arrested a man in connection with the kidnapping of 18-year-old Kattalena Navarro-Hernandez that happened Wednesday night.

23-year-old Nathan Peru was arrested on charges of domestic violence/kidnapping, aggravated assault, and escape in the 2nd degree

Police say three men forced their way inside the home of Navarro-Hernandez at about 11 p.m. on Wednesday. They assaulted a man who was inside the apartment near 29th and Swan and forced her to go with them.

Navarro-Hernandez was found safe by officers in the 3800 block of North Romero Road Thursday morning. 

Authorities found the woman inside a residence with several other males. After a short period of negotiations, everyone came outside and surrendered to officers peacefully. 

Following his arrest, Peru attempted to escape from police custody but was quickly apprehended after a failed attempt at jumping through a window.

Detectives have learned that Peru and Navarro-Hernandez had been in a romantic relationship at some point in the past.

The investigation is ongoing.