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For Immediate Release

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September 27, 2012 Michael Baughman
Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal (412) 644-6627
U.S. Marshal's Task Force Captures North Carolina Kidnapper

Pittsburgh, PA – Early this morning, members of the U.S. Marshals Western PA Fugitive Task Force apprehended Shahid Muslin, age 29, at the Greyhound Bus Station downtown, pursuant to an arrest warrant out of Mecklenburg County, NC. Muslin, a Charlotte, NC resident, was wanted for a First Degree Kidnapping which occurred on September 18, 2012. The victim reportedly was kidnapped and tortured before being able to escape and alert authorities.

Authorities in NC developed information that Muslin had traveled through Maryland and was likely in the Harrisburg, PA area. This information was relayed to the Pennsylvania State Police who later confirmed Muslin had boarded a Greyhound bus headed for Pittsburgh. Investigators with the Pennsylvania State Police notified the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Muslin was arrested without incident upon the arrival of the bus shortly after midnight. Muslin was charged as a Fugitive from Justice and held in the Allegheny County Jail awaiting extradition.

Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force involved in the arrest this morning consisted of officers from the Pennsylvania State Police, State Parole Board, Westmoreland County Sheriff Department, City of Pittsburgh Police and Deputy U.S. Marshals.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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