Man arrested after woman's apparent kidnapping in East LA caught on camera

One man was arrested after a woman's apparent kidnapping was caught on camera in East Los Angeles Monday night, according to officials. 

The incident happened Monday around 8:38 p.m. on the 3800 block of E. Third Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Surveillance video showed a man confronting a woman trying to board a Montebello Transit bus. When the bus driver and a passenger tried to intervene, the man reportedly broke a bus window and retrieved a gun from his car nearby. That's when authorities said the man pointed the gun at the bus driver and appeared to coax the woman into his car.

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Photo: LASD

The man, who officials identified only as "Suspect Flores," was arrested by LAPD several hours after the kidnapping, the LASD said, for suspicion of driving under the influence. Investigators said officers with LAPD's Newton Division arrested the man, and found a replica weapon in the car that matched the description of the weapon used in the kidnapping. After the suspect's arrest, officers were able to locate the woman unharmed. Detectives learned that she was dating the suspect.

Officials are still investigating. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have information regarding this case are encouraged to contact the Major Crimes Bureau Tip Line, 562-946-7893, East Los Angeles Sheriff Station, 323-264-4151, or if you would like to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, or on-line at