Two University of Rochester Students Were Kidnapped Over The Weekend

Two University of Rochester students were kidnapped over the weekend and rescued by a SWAT team Sunday night.

Nicholas Kollias, 21, and Ani Okeke-Ewo, 21, were missing since 6:30 p.m. Saturday night. They had last been seen around 2 a.m. that morning near campus and were said to be traveling together in a 2005 BMW SUV.

University of Rochester Seniors Kidnapped

Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli announced that Kollias and Okeke-Ewo were recovering in a nearby hospital during a press conference Sunday night. The two boys suffered injuries, including a gunshot wound in the leg.

According to police, it was a targeted attack.

Six people have since been taken into custody and are currently being charged with assault and kidnapping.

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