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Tacoma police find man, woman after reported abduction

Tacoma police detectives have located a man and woman sought after a domestic dispute and possible abduction Monday afternoon.

The pair were found this afternoon in a home in the 1100 block of South 43rd Street, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. The woman didn't appear to be injured. Both the man and woman were taken to Tacoma Police Department headquarters for interviews about what happened.

The incident began Monday afternoon when the woman's family reported that her 29-year-old boyfriend had taken her from a home on the East Side. The woman's young daughter told officers she heard her mother yelling and saw the man grabbing her by the throat, police reported.

The woman's father went out to intervene but wasn't able to free her. The woman was forced into the cab of the man's truck, which sped off, police reported.

Tacoma police released information to the media about the incident, with descriptions of the man, woman and man's truck, on Monday night in hopes of finding them.

Acting on information that was developed, detectives went to the 1100 block of South 43rd Street shortly before 1 p.m. today. They spotted the man's truck parked outside, Fulghum said.

Investigators talked with the owner of a home on the block. The owner confirmed the man and woman had arrived at the home Monday night and were still inside as of this morning, Fulghum said. The department's SWAT team responded and set up around the house.

The SWAT team made an announcement over a public address system and requested the man come outside. He did and was taken into custody without incident, Fulghum said. The woman came out a short time later.

Both were being interviewed about what happened. Whether the man is arrested or faces any possible charges will be figured out once the interviews are completed, Fulghum said.

"They will determine what takes place after the interviews," he said.

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