2 NY college students abducted, held hostage

Posted at 8:14 AM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 08:14:35-05

Two missing New York college students have been found safe after police say they were abducted and held hostage.

Rochester police say a SWAT team rescued the two University of Rochester students around 9:20 p.m. Sunday.

 were last seen around 2 a.m. Saturday near the school. They were reported missing Saturday evening and police issued an alert Sunday evening.

Police say the two college seniors from Illinois had been forcibly abducted and held against their will.

Both students were taken to the hospital, where one is recovering from a gunshot wound. Police say the student was shot in the leg before they began their rescue operation. His injury is non-life-threatening.

Four people have been taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.