Topeka Police involved in standoff related to kidnapping

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Police were on the scene of a standoff in the 400 Block of SW Roosevelt in Topeka Wednesday night. They say it was connected to an aggravated kidnapping from earlier in the day.

Police were told about an aggravated kidnapping around 7:00 Wednesday morning. They say Viviana Vazquez, 33, was taken against her will by Pedro Enriquez, 38. They say Enriquez is Vazquez’s estranged husband. They were engaged in an argument before he took her.

Police say around 5:15 Wednesday evening, officers were in the area of Enriquez’s home on SW Roosevelt. While supervising the area, an officers saw movement by the back door. They set up a perimeter and searched the area.

The TPD Response Team and Crisis Negotiators responded. They tried getting whoever was inside to come out.

Police eventually discovered the house was empty.

Topeka Police are still looking for Vazquez and Enriquez. They were last seen leaving the 1300 block of SW Garfield Wednesday morning in a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser displaying Kansas license plate 057JJU.

Anyone with information call the Topeka Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

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