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U.S. missionary held for ransom

February 06, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Gunmen seized an American missionary as he left a church near Haiti's capital and have demanded a ransom for his release, United Nations police said.

Nathan Jean-Bieubonne, a U.S. citizen of Haitian descent, was abducted Sunday afternoon as he and three others drove home from church in Croix-des-Bouquets, a suburb of Port-au-Prince, U.N. police spokesman Fred Blaise said.

Blaise said a U.N. task force was working with Haitian police to recover Jean-Bieubonne, whose hometown in the U.S. was not immediately available.

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