Man held in chains believed to have been kidnapped, beaten

Incident occurred at gas station on West Sunrise Boulevard near Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a man believed to have been kidnapped and beaten Tuesday, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said the incident began around noon when two men were seen assaulting the victim at a Shell gas station at 2701 W. Sunrise Blvd. near Fort Lauderdale.

The men restrained the victim in chains and fled with him in a vehicle, deputies said.

One of the alleged kidnappers was found with the vehicle shortly after the abduction. Deputies said the second suspect was also located, but the victim has not been found.

Detectives fear the man could be hurt or in need of medical assistance.

Anyone who recognizes the victim or has information about the incident is asked to contact the BSO at 954-321-4200 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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