Kidnap victim found safe after El Paso County home invasion robbery

Posted at 7:50 PM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-05 18:16:29-05

UPDATE | A 24-year-old man police said was kidnapped at gunpoint during a home invasion robbery Friday night in El Paso County has been found safe, according to a tweet Sunday from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. The suspects remain on the run.

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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — A 24-year-old man was kidnapped and two children assaulted by four armed men during a home invasion robbery in El Paso County Friday night, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Karel Lopez-Hurtado was taken at gunpoint from a home in the 18700 block of Birdseye View around 8 p.m. He remains missing as of Saturday night.

The four men, dressed in jeans and black shirts, broke into the home and also assaulted two of the five children inside the house, the sheriff's office said. The children were not seriously injured.

It's not clear if the children belong to the victim or if Lopez-Hurtado resides at the address.

The circumstances surrounding the kidnapping and robbery have not been released. However, the sheriff's office said the incident was a targeted crime and the there is no immediate threat to the community.

The unknown suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 911 or the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 719-520-6666.