A man and a woman who were working in a stationery business in rural Mexicali were kidnapped Monday evening and eventually released, according to media reports.

The incident took place at 7:43 p.m. in Papelería Lilys of Benito Juárez rural town.

According to the report, the victim relatives told the police a 50-year-old homeless-like man brandished a knife and threatened Jesús Manuel Justo Lara, 46.

The suspect allegedly demanded cash and took an employee, named María Guadalupe Carrasco, 42, against her will.

The suspect also reportedly said he was to kill the woman if the business owner declined to leave the scene.

Both victims boarded a golden colored Toyota Town & Country and fled towards San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora.

The police were able to obtain videos recorded during the incident.

Televisa reported that the victims were found four hours later in the Colonia Independencia area of Mexicali.

Manuel told the police that he was able to disarm and detain the suspect. María Guadalupe then dialed 9-1-1 to report the incident.

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