Monday, May 30, 2016

Mexico Player Rescued From Kidnappers

Mexico footballer Alan Pulido has been rescued from abductors in north-east Mexico hours after he was kidnapped, officials say.

Pulido, 25, appeared with a bandaged hand and told reporters he was "very well".

Officials said the rescue operation was carried out on Sunday night, without giving more details.

The striker plays for the Greek team Olympiakos and has made several appearances for Mexico's national team.

Pulido was kidnapped in Ciudad Victoria, in Tamaulipas state, on Saturday night, officials said in a statement (in Spanish).

Earlier reports said his abduction had taken place in the early hours of Sunday.

He had left a party with his girlfriend when their car was surrounded by several trucks, local media reported.

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