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Police are searching for a man who allegedly kidnapped two brothers at gunpoint in Antioch on Tuesday and stabbed and shot at one of them, a police lieutenant said today. Police said Eman Hediberto Montiel, 32, kidnapped a man from his Antioch home at gunpoint early Tuesday morning. Montiel was searching for the man’s brother, another Antioch man who may have had a relationship with Montiel’s estranged wife, police Lt. Diane Aguinaga said.
When Montiel found the intended victim, he allegedly kidnapped him at gunpoint and let the man’s brother go, according to police. The two men started arguing in Montiel’s car, and Montiel allegedly pulled out a knife and began slashing the victim in the neck, police said. Fearing for his life, the victim jumped out of the moving car. While running away, the man heard a single gunshot, but was not struck, police said.
The man climbed onto the roof of the Antioch Corporation Yard at 1201 W. Fourth St. and waited for help. Workers at the yard found the victim on the roof, bleeding from the neck, around 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, Aguinaga said. The man asked the workers for help, and police were called to the scene. He was treated for his injuries at a local hospital and released, and his brother was found safe at his workplace in Pittsburg later Tuesday, police said.
Montiel, however, remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous. He was last seen driving a gray 2000 Nissan Maxima with a California license plate of 6HLP460 or Washington license plate AFZ0446. Police said he may be driving to Washington and is wanted on a drug warrant out of Antioch.
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