National’s Catcher Wilson Ramos Rescued, Safe in Venezuela
Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has been rescued in Venezuela and is on the way home with police, his agent, Gustavo Mercado, told the Washington Post in a phone conversation. The Interior Minster of Venezuela called to tell the family around 9:50 p.m. East Coast time.
Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami said on state television that Ramos was “safe and sound” and that he was rescued by police, according to the Associated Press, and he said the circumstances weren’t immediately clear.
Information Minister Andres Izarra initially announced the news on Twitter, saying: “The baseball player Ramos found alive by security forces in mountainous zone,” the AP reported.
Ramos was abducted at gunpoint Wednesday night outside his home in the city of Valencia.
“It’s a special moment for his family,” Mercano told the post during the call. “We’re all happy. We’re grateful.”
In the background over the phone, the Post reports that Ramos’s family could be heard chanting, “Wil-son! Wil-son!”
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