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Apr 2, 2013 9:07 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Arrest made in kidnapping of Los Angeles girl


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say a man has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl who was snatched from her San Fernando Valley home in the middle of the night and abandoned hours later.

Twenty-nine-year-old Daniel Martinez was taken into custody Sunday in Northridge and booked for investigation of kidnapping.

He's being held on $1 million bail.

Tobias Dustin Summers, a 30-year-old transient with a long criminal record, was identified by authorities over the weekend as a suspect in the case.

Police initially said they were looking for two suspects but noted they were focusing their efforts on Summers. A possible connection between Summers and Martinez wasn't immediately clear.

The girl was abducted around 3 a.m. Wednesday and found about 12 hours later wandering near a Starbucks several miles away.

She was barefoot, had bruises and scratches, and wasn't wearing the same clothes she had on when she vanished.

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