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2 detained, search ends at Lancaster park

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LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police detained two men during an hours long search of Lancaster County Central Park, where a woman claiming to have been abducted was found in a car trunk Tuesday morning.

Authorities have not released the names of the men who were detained, and did not immediately call the pair suspects in the case.

Police said the two were taken into custody after they ran from a Manheim Township police officer assisting in the search of the park. Lancaster Police Lieutenant Todd Umstead said an officer spotted the men around noon.

That officer was able to detail on individual. A short time later, the other man was apprehended.

Umstead said the woman used a cell phone to call 911 at around 8:50 a.m., when she reported that she had been forced into the trunk of a vehicle by two men somewhere in the city.

Using the victim's cellphone, authorities say they determined she was probably driven to Lancaster County Central Park. Officers found the woman in the trunk of a red Chrysler sedan parked in the Kiwanis area of the park about 15-20 minutes after her call to 911, Umstead said.

The victim, a 33-year-old Lancaster County woman, sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators are still trying to determine exactly where -- and why -- the abduction occurred.

All entrances to Lancaster County Central Park were closed for six hours during the morning and early afternoon while police searched the car where the victim was found and used bloodhounds and helicopters to search the grounds.

Police announced at 3:15 p.m. that the park had reopened.

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