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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Rochester police are reporting a violent domestic incident that began Wednesday that also involved an abduction.

Police say a 37-year-old woman began knocking on a door of a house in the 1300 block of Marion Rd. around 10:30 pm Wednesday, telling the occupants a man was after her. Moments later, the man drove onto the lawn and got out of with a knife. The man grabbed the woman and after punching her several times forced her into his car. He also threatened the occupants of the home, telling them not to call police.

When the man drove off, the occupants in the house called police. Investigators were eventually able to determine the woman’s identity and located her Thursday afternoon at her place of employment.

The man who had abducted her was later located and arrested. He has been identified as 31-year-old Richard Eaton of Rochester.

Olmsted County ADC
Olmsted County ADC

Police say he and the woman have had an on-and-off relationship.

The incident began a few hours before another violent domestic incident was reported in Rochester.

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