Police say Mount Vernon kidnapping suspect was on department’s ‘Most Wanted’ list

Lahquan Palmer, who was arrested earlier this week for allegedly holding a woman hostage, had been wanted by police since April of last year.

News 12 Staff

Feb 12, 2023, 4:58 PM

Updated 461 days ago

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A man arrested in connection with an alleged kidnapping on Friday was on the Mount Vernon Police Department’s “Most Wanted” list, authorities say.  
Lahquan Palmer, who was arrested earlier this week for holding a woman hostage, had been wanted by police since April of last year.  
Authorities say Palmer has an extensive criminal history that includes reckless endangerment and robbery.   
He now faces multiple charges for the latest incident, including kidnapping and criminal use of a firearm.    


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