Police arrest Woodbine man for kidnapping, assault


Maryland state police arrested a man Wednesday after a kidnapping in Walkersville.

Police say 35-year-old Jason Bittner, of Woodbine, Md., is facing multiple charges including kidnapping and reckless endangerment after an incident outside a fitness gym.

According to police, the female victim reported being followed to the gym, located along the 84,000 block of Woodsboro Pike, by Bittner, who she said was an ex-boyfriend.

Police say she reported being forced into Bittner’s vehicle before he drove recklessly through the area for about 30 minutes.

Police say Bittner drove back to the gym and the victim was able to escape.

Troopers located Bittner along Revelation Avenue where he was arrested.

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