Police made an arrest late Thursday in the alleged abduction of a woman from the parkade at Halifax Stanfield International Airport Wednesday night.

 

Codiac RCMP arrested a 50-year-old man in relation to the incident in Moncton, N.B., at 5 p.m.

 

The man was arrested without incident and was to remain in Moncton police custody overnight. Halifax RCMP spokesman Cpl. Joe Taplin said Thursday night they hoped to have the man brought to Nova Scotia Friday morning and before the courts by the end of the day.

 

Taplin said earlier Thursday they believed the victim of the alleged incident, a 41-year-old from Halifax, didn’t know her abductor, and was forced into withdrawing money from her bank account at several ATMs during the three-hour ordeal which ended in Truro.

Police say the woman told them she went to the airport to drop someone off, and upon returning to the airport’s parking garage around 1:30 p.m., was approached by a male who threatened and forced her into her car. He was believed to have a weapon.

Police said she was eventually able to escape and contact police.