Manhunt underway for alleged kidnapper after police chase in SE Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A manhunt is underway in southeast Houston after police say three suspects kidnapped someone and led police on a chase Monday afternoon.

"The call came in as a hostage event in progress," said Houston Police Department Sgt. Travis Williamson.

The Houston Police Department say they received a call from the victim's family stating that their family member was being held hostage and they wanted a ransom.

A short time later, officers found the suspect's vehicle, occupied with a female driver and two men.

Officers say the woman led them on a short pursuit near Cullen and Sam Houston Parkway.

After 15 minutes, the woman stopped the vehicle, and the suspects attempted to run. Two people were arrested, while the third suspect was able to get away.

HPD and K-9 units are searching the area for the suspect.

The hostage victim was rescued by police. He was not injured during the incident, but he's very shaken.

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