N.C. man rescued in Atlanta, kidnapping linked to gang cases

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) -- A federal law enforcement official says a man kidnapped from his North Carolina home may have been targeted because of his daughter's work as a prosecutor on drug and gang cases.

Frank Arthur Janssen of Wake Forest, N.C., was missing for days before an FBI team rescued him late Wednesday at an Atlanta apartment complex.

A federal law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation, tells The Associated Press that Janssen's daughter is an assistant district attorney in North Carolina. The official says authorities are investigating the kidnapping as an act of retaliation after discovering ransom communications that suggested those involved were linked to the gang the Bloods.

The official says he had been briefed on the investigation.