Alleged kidnapping suspect considered armed and dangerous

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:22am

Hidalgo County Sheriff deputies continue their search for a kidnapping suspect believed to be armed and dangerous.

Officials say the SWAT team raided a home located in northern Hidalgo County off of FM 493 and Mile 22 1/2 on Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators believe this is where the suspect held the kidnapping victim, Juan Pedro Borjas. The suspect was not found here, but investigators discovered evidence linking him to the kidnapping.

Borjas was taken from his home at gunpoint last week and recently found safe on Monday.

The man wanted in connection to the kidnapping of Borjas is Jose Juan Mendoza Contreras.

Officials say he might be carrying hand grenades and should be considered extremely dangerous.

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