Woman involved in car crash tells Cleveland police she was escaping her kidnapper

Woman involved in car crash tells Cleveland police she was escaping her kidnapper

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A woman involved in a car crash on the city’s East Side told Cleveland police she just escaped from a man holding her against her will.

The accident happened around 10 a.m. Tuesday in the area of East 115th and Superior Avenue.

The victim told Cleveland police she was at a home in the city of East Cleveland and managed to escape.

EMS transported the victim to the hospital for several injuries; including, frostbite.

On Tuesday afternoon, East Cleveland police arrested a 41-year-old man at a home on Glenmont Road.

Police said the suspect was taken into custody by the SWAT team and charges are pending.

The chief confirms there are multiple freezers inside the Glenmont Road home, but they are not sure at this time how the victim got frostbite. Police said the freezers weren’t large enough for someone to fit inside.

East Cleveland police also said it is not known how long the victim had been inside the house or what car she was driving when she escaped.

If you have any information, please call East Cleveland police detectives at 216-451-1234.

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