Transcript for MLB Player Wilson Ramos Freed
Breaking news overnight the Major League Baseball player -- Venezuela is free this morning after a daring raid by police commandos. Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was home visiting family when he was abducted Wednesday. ABC's Pierre Thomas has more on the story from Washington good morning here. Be on -- every now and then a story that starts out as a nightmare has a happy ending. We're Major League Baseball player William Ramos freedom. And -- -- shelves -- family released that's the loss. Thanks to god thanks to my country to my neighbors and to my family who were supporting us -- roughly 48 hours after his abduction by three men at gunpoint but as well as security forces rescued -- Forty mile from his mother's home in Valencia. Officials say -- saved in a daring air raid were gunfire was exchanged. Five kidnappers were arrested. Ramos told reporters -- with a dramatic two days with his kidnappers tossing him in the room with a bed and telling him they were going to -- -- ton of cash. It was hard for me to think about if I was going to get out alive this looks very much like a -- -- kidnapping which means they selected the victim location a time. Ramos won a Major League baseball's promising young talents became the highest profile symbol of a growing epidemic of kidnapping for ransom in Venezuela. Hundreds of the abduction to each year. Last night -- of the Washington Nationals held a candlelight vigil outside of the stadium praying for his safe return. -- welcome home. Be out of those prayers have been answered.
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