They said at least one man was armed when the woman was pulled into a car by the men in the Netherlands earlier Saturday. In cooperation with Dutch authorities, the Germans were able to stop their car. The two men inside the car were slightly injured during the operation, but the woman was unharmed. The third suspect was later arrested in nearby Bergheim.
The woman and the men, aged 26, 27 and 32, were not identified. Police are investigating the motive for the kidnapping.