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U.S. Marshal Arrested After Drunken Attempted Kidnapping At Gunpoint In Burbank

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An agent with the United States Marshals Service was arrested early Wednesday morning after he drunkenly attempted to kidnap a man at gunpoint in Burbank.

Burbank Police say Andrew LeConte approached his victim at the 300 block of East Santa Anita Avenue late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning while the victim was working on his car. LeConte, who was "very" drunk, ordered the man to follow him at gunpoint. After a short while, the victim was able to run away and escape, according to NBC 4.

Officers responded to a call shortly after 12:30 a.m., and later found LeConte near the intersection of San Fernando Boulevard and Angeleno Avenue about a half hour later, less than a mile from the scene of the crime. LeConte was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and brandishing a firearm.