Police say 14 kidnapped health workers freed in Mexico City

Officials in Mexico City say they have rescued 14 health workers who had been subject to what's called a “virtual kidnapping” in order to demand money from their families. (MGN/file)
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MEXICO CITY (AP) Officials in Mexico City say they have rescued 14 health workers who had been subject to what's called a “virtual kidnapping” in order to demand money from their families.

The city prosecutor’s office said late Tuesday that the health workers were located in two hotels in the Tacubaya district when police were searching for another kidnap victim.

The agency didn’t say how long they had been held or give details about their identity.

It said kidnappers would call their relatives and “inform them that they were holding their family members and if they didn’t deposit a certain quantity of money, would do them harm.”