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Mexico and Olympiakos striker Alan Pulido is safe and healthy, almost 24 hours after he was kidnapped while returning from a party in his hometown of Ciudad Victoria in the northern border state of Tamaulipas.

via ESPN:

Pulido, 25, appeared outside a hospital in Ciudad Victoria, with the state governor Egidio Torre alongside him.

“I’m very well, thanks to God,” Pulido said in front of the assembled media, wearing a bandage around his right arm and looking visibly shaken.

Torre did not give more information on the details of Pulido’s kidnapping, but a statement from the state government said the former Tigres player had been rescued shortly before midnight local time on Sunday in a joint operation carried out by state and federal forces.

State police spokesman Evaristo Gutierrez said one suspect was arrested, but provided no details.

The statement says Pulido — who was part of Mexico’s 2014 World Cup team, though he was not called up for the Copa America that starts this coming week — is being medically assessed.

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