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Bank employees help kidnapped woman

A man took the woman to the PNC Bank in Carbondale and ordered her to take out a $5,000 loan.

CARBONDALE, Pa. — Bank employees in Lackawanna County used hold-up alarms to get help for a woman who police say had been kidnapped.

The suspect, Wilson Medina-Garcia, was arrested by Carbondale police.

According to police, Medina-Garcia held a woman captive since Tuesday afternoon.

Then just after noon, he took the woman to the PNC Bank on South Main Street in Carbondale and ordered her to take out a $5,000 loan.

Court papers show that the woman asked a bank employee for a "help" loan, and that's when an employee hit the alarm.

Following the incident at the bank, Carbondale police went to the apartment where the man had allegedly been holding the woman.

They found the lock on the bedroom door, the broken cell phone, and a bucket that he allegedly had been making her use to go to the bathroom.

Mediana-Garcia was arraigned on kidnapping, unlawful restraint, and terroristic threats.

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