Illinois man going 100 mph on Thruway stopped in Manlius, wanted for kidnapping, police say

Manlius, N.Y. — A 27-year-old man who was driving 100 mph on the state Thruway turned out to be wanted in Illinois for kidnapping, according to state police.

Alexander Harris, of East St. Louis, was wanted by the Saint Clair County Sheriff’s Department on kidnapping/unlawful imprisonment charges, state police said in a news release Wednesday.

Harris was pulled over by state police at about 8:30 p.m. Monday in the town of Manlius, police said. Police learned Harris was unlicensed and wanted in Illinois.

Police said they found a Walther 38 ACP pistol with six rounds in the magazine and one round in the chamber in the car.

Harris was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for possessing a loaded firearm other than in a person’s home/business and with being a fugitive from justice.

Harris was remanded to the Onondaga County Justice Center jail without bail pending arraignment.

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