New Britain police are searching for a suspect accused of assaulting a woman and forcing her into a car.
Police said that around 10:41 a.m. they received multiple 911 calls for a possible kidnapping. Witnesses reported that a man, later identified as 21-year-old Shaquille Marquez, had grabbed a woman at 194 East Street and forced her into a car, then drove off.
The victim was later found safe in New Britain.
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Police are searching for Marquez, who was last seen driving a black Honda with Connecticut license plate AF37072. Witnesses said the car had dark tinted windows, chrome rims and “V-Tech” written in red on the doors. The car has been spotted in West Hartford and East Hartford, but did not stop for police.
There is an active arrest warrant with a $50,000 bond for Marquez charging him with violation of conditions of release, police said.
Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect’s whereabouts should contact New Britain Police at 860-826-3000. Anonymous messages can be left on the tip line at 860-826-3199 or online at NewBritaniPolice.org.
Hartford Police, West Hartford Police, East Hartford Police, Connecticut State Police and the New Britain States Attorney’s Office are all assisting with this investigation.