Police charge 6 in abduction of 2 New York college students from Illinois

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police have charged six people in connection with the abduction of two New York college students.

Rochester police announced the charges late Monday night. They say four people have been charged with first-degree kidnapping and two have been charged with second-degree kidnapping.

A SWAT team rescued Nicholas Kollias, of Northbrook, Illinois, and Ani Okeke Ewo, of Aurora, Illinois, Sunday night. Police say the two University of Rochester seniors were abducted and held hostage. One was shot in the leg. His injury is non-life-threatening.

The students were reported missing Saturday evening, hours after they were last seen near the school.

Earlier Monday night, police say they recovered the BMW SUV they believe the two were traveling in before they were abducted.