Soldier falsifies kidnapping claim

Police probe background to story after having launched search for abducters.

An IDF soldier admitted to lying on Thurday, when he claimed to have escaped captivity after being kidnapped on his way home to Beersheba. The soldier initially said that he was on his way home from his army base when two masked men forced him into a private car and took him to a house in Tel Sheva. He supposedly managed to escape from the house and contacted his family, who then informed police of the incident. After having heard the tale, police have begun searching for the vehicle used in the alleged kidnapping, including establishing roadblocks along main roads in the south. At the same time, the soldier was taken to a police investigation after they found reason to doubt his story.