Police believe young woman in Brampton, Ont., was kidnapped from home

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BRAMPTON, Ont. — Police in Brampton, Ont., are asking for the public's help as they investigate the apparent kidnapping of a 23-year-old woman from a home early Sunday.

Peel Regional Police said they were called to the townhome around 3 a.m. after receiving reports that a man was screaming and banging on a door.

Const. Heather Cannon said when officers arrived, they heard a woman screaming inside the home.

"Officers entered and there as an interaction at some point with a male somewhere within the residence," Cannon said.

One officer fired their gun, she said, but did not provide further details.

The man took off and got into a car with the woman, she said.

"At this point, we believe she is in that vehicle unwillingly," Cannon said. "We are concerned for her safety and wellbeing."

Police say they are looking for the woman, Salina Ouk, who may be in a black Honda Civic with the 21-year-old suspect, who was described as armed and dangerous.

The police force says the province's independent police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit, is investigating the case.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 28, 2021.

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