$1M bond for man accused of kidnapping elderly Arizona woman

November 15, 2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bond has been set at $1 million for a man accused of breaking into the home of a 94-year-old Scottsdale woman and stealing cash before kidnapping her.

Scottsdale police say Ian Michael Nielsen was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder, kidnapping, robbery and aggravated assault.

The 25-year-old Nielsen didn’t have an attorney at his initial court appearance Wednesday.

Police say a man broke into the woman’s home on Nov. 7 about 6 a.m. and demanded money.

He bound her before locking her inside her car’s trunk, then drove around before parking the vehicle in a lot at a mall.

The woman told police she eventually freed herself from the trunk.

Police say the woman was treated at a hospital for an injured sternum. Her name hasn’t been released.

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