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Violent Kidnapper Probably Thought This Kind of Thing Only Happens in the Movies

Incredible photos show harrowing scene...

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A dramatic scene unfolded Friday when family members searching for Bethany Arceneaux, 29, who was kidnapped earlier in the day, miraculously found her and her kidnapper in an abandoned property.

Police told KLFY-TV that family members searched an abandoned property in Duson, La., and saw Arceneaux inside. When they confronted her kidnapper, 29-year-old Scott Thomas, he reportedly started attacking the woman, who appears to be his child's mother.

Though details are still a little murky, police said a family member defended Arceneaux and shot Thomas. The suspect was later pronounced dead, though it is unclear if the family member delivered the fatal shot.

Dramatic photos emerged late Friday of Arceneaux's uncle, Marcus Arceneaux, carrying his bloodied niece from the vacant house and putting her in a vehicle. Photos also show law enforcement involved in a tense standoff with Thomas.

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Arceneaux's family tells KLFY that she was stabbed and cut, but is expected to recover and is in stable condition.

Thomas reportedly arrived at a daycare center on Friday and forced his child's mother into a vehicle and fled the scene. Arceneaux's 2-year-old child was left inside her vehicle at the daycare.

Scott Thomas

It is unclear how Arceneaux's family members were able to track her down and save her.

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(H/T: Daily Mail)

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