Armed men kidnap man outside his home north of Alton

Authorities are investigating an armed kidnapping that took place north of Alton on Friday afternoon.

It all happened off Mile 7 and a Half North and Trosper Road around 3:20 p.m. Friday.

Sheriff Lupe Trevio told Action 4 News that investigators don TMt have much to go on.

Witnesses told deputies that that two heavy set men drove up to a home in a black van and confronted the homeowner.

One of the suspects was carrying a handgun and slid the van door open and forcing the man inside.

An identity of the victim was not immediately available and the motive for the kidnapping is not clear.

Sheriff Trevio said authorities don't have any further description of the suspects at this time.

But deputies alerted local authorities and all of the Rio Grande Valley TMs international bridges about the incident and the black van.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers at (956) 668-TIPS.