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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Two college students were rescued Sunday night after being “forcibly abducted and held against their will” during an ordeal lasting more than a day, officials said.
Nicholas Kollias and Ani Okeke-Ewo, both 21-year-old seniors at University of Rochester in New York, were reported missing around 6 p.m. Saturday.
Police say the young men were last seen around 2 a.m. Saturday morning near campus.
Rochester Police Department and Public Safety seek information on missing students pic.twitter.com/PFltDiglai
— Rochester NY Police (@RochesterNYPD) December 6, 2015
Around 9:20 p.m. Sunday, a SWAT team rescued Kollias and Okeke-Ewo from a Rochester, New York home, NBC affiliate WHEC reports.
Both students were taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injures.
Officials say one of the victims had a gunshot wound to his leg.
Update: Both U of R students have been located and are safe!
— Rochester NY Police (@RochesterNYPD) December 7, 2015
Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said the abduction was a targeted attack, but did not go into specifics.
Authorities have four people in custody in connection to the abduction.
The motive for the abduction remains unclear.
Authorities are still investigating.