Unknown assailants kidnapped a father and son near a Venezuela Chabad House over Shabbos, Kikar Hashabbat reports Sunday, and were released after the community paid ransom.
The two were on their way to Shachris Shabbos morning when local gunmen grabbed them, according to the daily. A short time later, relatives noticed their absence, and contacted the police after it was evident the two were kidnapped.
The kidnappers made contact with the father’s brother, and announced a ransom demand.
Another son, aged 15, and an 8 year-old daughter stayed by a local family until the two were released.
After negotiations ensued between the kidnappers and Chabad representatives, the ransom was paid and the father and son released.