Attacker descriptions released in lead singer's abducted - WNEM TV 5

Attacker descriptions released in lead singer's abducted

Alex Band, photo courtesy of www.alexmaxband.com. Alex Band, photo courtesy of www.alexmaxband.com.
LAPEER, MICH (WNEM) -

UPDATE: Authorities in Lapeer say they're still investigating the abduction and robbery of Alex Band, the lead singer for the group "The Calling."

Police have released the following descriptions of the aggressors in the case:

Suspect No. 1: White male, wearing a camo colored baseball cap, worn backwards. This man was about 30-years old with a scruffy beard and armed with a firearm.

Suspect No. 2: White male, tall, standing about 6-feet 4-inches. This man was described as being very polite and apologetic.

Suspect No. 3: Male, darker complexion, driver of the van.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Gormley with the Lapeer City Police Department at 810-664-0833. The original story is published below.

 


According to various media outlets, the lead singer for the band "The Calling" told police he was abducted and robbed in Lapeer, MI.

The band was in town to headline the Lapeer Days Music Festival on Saturday night.

Lapeer police said in a news release that officers were dispatched to McLaren-Lapeer Regional Hospital after a member of the band reported being forced into a blue minivan between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. by two men Sunday.

Authorities, who didn't specifically state that singer Alex Band was the victim, said the incident occurred in the area of West Street near South Main Street. The victim reported being assaulted, robbed and dropped off on another street with the city.

The victim was taken to the hospital by another band member where he was treated and released. The rock group says Band sustained three broken teeth, a spinal fracture and needed 15 stitches in his chin.

The New York Daily News reports Band was walking from his hotel room to a convenience store when he was abducted.

Police said they are continuing to investigate the case.

"The Calling" released two albums in the early 2000s before breaking up in 2005. Their big hit in 2001 was "Wherever you will go." 

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