Police say woman kidnapped while visiting friends on Tobique First Nation in alleged extortion case

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A 54-year-old woman from Florenceville-Bristol is recovering after she was allegedly kidnapped at gun point while visiting friends on Tobique First Nation, held against her will for two days, and assaulted.

7 people arrested, face combined total of 62 charges, say RCMP

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RCMP say the victim was treated in hospital with ‘significant, but non-life-threatening injuries,’ and has since been released. (David Bell/CBC)

A 54-year-old woman from Florenceville-Bristol is recovering after she was allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint while visiting friends on Tobique First Nation, held against her will for two days, and assaulted.

Seven people are facing a combined total of 62 charges in connection with the violent incident, Sgt. Danny Brideau, of the RCMP’s West District community crime reduction unit, said Monday.

He alleges they used a noxious substance to incapacitate the victim and were trying to extort an unknown amount of money.

It’s an isolated case, said Brideau, but it has shaken the small community.

“The community was very happy and pleased to see us doing an investigation on the reserve and try to resolve this matter,” he said.  

Tobique First Nation Chief Ross Perley and other members of the council did not respond Monday to requests for interviews.

RCMP alerted after victim showed up at hospital

The victim’s ordeal began on the evening of April 27, outside the home of her friends,

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