Two college students rescued after being abducted, held against their will for more than 24 hours

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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.

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.

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.


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