New Haven man facing kidnapping charges


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Haven man is now facing kidnapping and weapons charges.

Police say at around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, they were investigating a kidnapping complaint. Police stopped a motor vehicle and arrested 34-year-old Luis Xavier Rivera.

Police say they seized a facsimile firearm and a knife.

Rivera is facing the following charges:

  • Kidnapping first degree with a firearm.
  • Weapon in a motor vehicle (two counts).
  • Carrying a dangerous weapon (two counts).
  • Threatening first degree. 

His bond was set at $250,000.

There is no information on the victim at this time.

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