The FBI is searching for four American citizens who were abducted and subjected to assault after crossing into northeastern Mexico on Friday, CNN reports.
According to a statement released by the FBI in San Antonio, upon entering the border city of Matamoros, Mexico on Friday, a group of unidentified gunmen fired at the US citizens, whose identities have not been disclosed.
“All four Americans were placed in a vehicle and taken from the scene by armed men,” the release said, as reported by CNN.
The FBI stated that the US citizens were traveling in a white minivan with North Carolina license plates.
In an effort to locate the missing Americans and apprehend the perpetrators responsible for their abduction, the FBI has requested public assistance.
The agency has offered a reward of $50,000 for any information leading to the safe return of the victims and the capture of those involved.
According to the FBI, they are collaborating with other federal partners and Mexican law enforcement agencies to conduct an investigation into the abduction.
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