(CGTN) California police have arrested two people who were allegedly involved in a failed attempt to kidnap a Chinese student and deport him back to China last week.
The attempt was thwarted when the victim contacted relatives in China, who called local police.
Jonathan McConkey, a pilot and certified flight instructor, is charged with carrying out the would-be kidnapping with his assistant, Kelsi Hoser, a ground instructor. Both reportedly worked at the IASCO flight training school in Redding, California, where the 21-year-old victim, Tianshu Shi, was a flight student
According to a statement from the Redding Police Department, Shi has been in the United States for seven months on a legal student visa.
He said on last Friday morning that somebody had come to his apartment and attempted "to take him away."