Third arrest made in violent kidnapping of Wanzhen Lu

Third arrest made in violent kidnapping of Wanzhen Lu


A third man has been arrested in connection with the armed kidnapping of a 22-year-old international student in Markham last month.

On Thursday, York Region police executed a search warrant at a residence just outside of Collingwood and arrested 22-year-old Nathan Plater. Police won’t comment on the details of his involvement in the case but he has been charged with kidnapping, forcible confinement and possession of a prohibited firearm.

Wanzhen Lu was allegedly taken from his condo building’s parking garage on March 23 by three men armed with tasers. Three days later, Lu was found by a homeowner in Gravenhurst with minor injuries.

Abdullahi Adan, 37, of Toronto turned himself in to police on April 2 and is facing several charges, including kidnapping and forcible confinement.

Hashim Abdullahi, 33, was arrested at a residence in Brampton later that same day and has been charged with kidnapping, forcible confinement, assault with a weapon and assault.

A Canada-wide warrant remains for a fourth suspect, 28-year-old Muzamil Addow of Toronto. Police say he is considered armed and dangerous.

April 26, 2019 / by / in