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Man kidnapped from home rescued by FBI

A man that went missing from his home in North Carolina has been found and rescued on Thursday and five people are facing kidnapping charges.

Frank Janssen was rescued by the FBI after being kidnapped
Wake Forest Police Department

Frank Janssen, 63, went missing on April 5 from his home in the 1400 block of Sky Hill Place in Wake Forest. Frank's wife called the police after finding blood outside the home.

The Wake Forest Police Department and the FBI began a mass search for him around the Heritage Community neighborhood, which led to neighbors commenting on the FBI involvement and extensive search.

On Thursday, information was released that Frank's wife had received a ransom note on Monday in a text message, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court, reports the News Observer.

The complaint also stated the kidnapping occurred from the conviction of Kelvin Melton, 49, in 2012. Colleen Janssen, Franks' daughter who is the the Wake County Assistant District Attorney was the prosecutor on the case.

The FBI traced the text messages and it led them to Melton at the Polk Correctional Institution. When authorities went to talk to him, he had barricaded his cell door and smashed a cell phone he had.

The FBI must have gained access to Melton and obtained information as shortly after the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team raided an apartment complex on New Town Circle SE in Atlanta just before midnight on Wednesday and found Frank, reports WRAL news.

It all began when a woman knocked on the Janssen's family home on Saturday and a group of people forced their way into the home and used a stun gun to subdue Janssen and then put him into a car and drove off.

Clifton James Roberts, 19; Jenna Paulin Martin, 21; Tiana Maynard, 20; Jevante Price, 20; and Michael Montreal Gooden, 21 were arrested.

John Strong, SAC of the FBI in North Carolina stated during a news conference that "I'm honored and humbled to say Frank Janssen is safe and back with his family today."

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