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Police: Man Arrested For Kidnapping, Rape

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A local man has been arrested after police say he kidnapped two women at gunpoint and later raped one.

According to a report, Shakir H. Gant was arrested overnight Friday by Columbus police SWAT officers in connection with a kidnapping and rape.

In the report the two female victims, ages 19 and 20, state that Gant entered their vehicle in the area of North James Road and East Broad Street on Thursday at about 3:02 a.m.

Gant allegedly forced them to drive at gunpoint and threatened to shoot the victims if they did not comply. At one point, one of the victims was allowed to leave the vehicle. The other female victim drove to an alley where Gant allegedly sexually assaulted her. Gant then fled on foot.

The incident is under investigation.

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