December 4, 1996 in Nation/World

Kidnapped Boy, 12, Found Unharmed

Compiled From Wire Services

A 12-year-old boy kidnapped from his home the night before Thanksgiving was found unharmed Tuesday, authorities said.

Wei Yang, a fifth-grader at Israel Putnam Elementary School, was abducted at gunpoint by two Asian gunmen who burst into his family’s Meriden home and demanded money, police said.

He was found Tuesday in New York City, the FBI and the Meriden police chief said.

The FBI said it would not give any more details to avoid jeopardizing the investigation, and officials wouldn’t discuss speculation that the case is linked to Asian gangs targeting Chinese restaurant owners.

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