A Mexican international footballer has been freed, just hours after he was kidnapped by armed gunmen, in the country’s northeastern region.
International football player Alan Pulido has been rescued in north-east Mexico hours after he was kidnapped, officials say.
Pulido, 25, appeared with a bandaged hand and told reporters he was “very well”.
Officials said the rescue operation was carried out on Sunday night, without giving more details.
The striker plays for the Greek team Olympiakos and has made several appearances for Mexico’s national team.
Pulido was kidnapped in Ciudad Victoria, in Tamaulipas state, on Saturday night, local officials said in a statement. Earlier reports had said his abduction had taken place in the early hours of Sunday.