Kidnapped man grabs captor’s gun, forces her to drive him to ER, Colorado cops say

Summer Lin-Wed, September 23, 2020, 12:39 PM EDT

A man who had been kidnapped managed to force his captor at gunpoint to take him to the hospital, Colorado police said.

Darlene Isberg was arrested Sunday and charged with being an accessory to first-degree assault and kidnapping, according to Colorado Springs police.

Earlier that day, police said, they responded to a report about someone screaming, “Give me the gun or I’m going to put a bullet in your head!” A “bloody male” was forced into a car being driven by Isberg, and an armed male suspect followed them in a second car, police said.

About 15 minutes later, Penrose Main hospital reported a man “with a bloody face and head, and armed with a weapon was walking into the emergency room lobby with a female at gunpoint,” according to police.

Police said the man was detained and his weapon was taken away. Investigators learned he was a kidnapping victim and managed to get a gun and force Isberg to take him to the hospital.

The suspect in the second car hasn’t been found, but police said they have possibly identified him.

“Officers from all four divisions were involved and did an outstanding job working together to determine the two calls were linked. The security officer at Penrose was commended for his ability to successfully handle an armed gunman (the actual victim) without discharging his weapon,” police said.Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting.

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