Wanzhen Lu: Missing Chinese student found days after being kidnapped in Canada

26 March 2019, 10:15 | Updated: 27 March 2019, 09:32

A Chinese student who was kidnapped by three masked men carrying a stun gun has been found, Canadian police have said.

Wanzhen Lu, 22, showed up at a house looking for help in what is called cottage country in Ontario.

He has minor injuries and was treated in hospital.

Police arrested a 35-year-old man on Tuesday but later released him, and are looking for four suspects.

Mr Lu, who also goes by the name of Peter, was walking through an underground car park with a friend in Ontario when the van came up behind them.

He was shot with the stun gun multiple times before three men forced him into the vehicle shortly before 6pm on Sunday.

The van, described as a 2008 to 2010 black Dodge Caravan, then fled the scene.

Detectives say they have located the van but their investigation is ongoing.

Mr Lu had been studying at a school in Toronto, and reportedly drove a white Lamborghini and a Rolls-Royce.

CCTV from the car park, alongside pictures of the three suspects and the victim, have been released.

Mr Lu was wearing a black Gucci jumper with a wolf head design, black jeans, white trainers and glasses.

One of the suspects was wearing a mask, blue trousers and a black jacket.

A second suspect was described as 6ft 1in with dark skin and wearing a black Canada Goose jacket, while a third was 6ft 2in, of a heavier build and wearing dark blue jeans with a black jacket.

York Regional Police spokesperson Constable Andy Pattenden told reporters they do not currently know the motive behind the attack.

He said: "This entire case is odd. Abductions like this, especially with this level of violence used are very rare in this country."