2 Matamoros kidnapping survivors transported to Brownsville hospital

The two U.S. citizens who survived the kidnapping in Matamoros were taken to a Valley hospital Tuesday morning.

The nationally operated Cruz Roja ambulances transferred two of the four people who were taken at gunpoint on Friday in Matamoros.

The ambulances transported the survivors around 11 a.m. through Brownsville’s Veterans International Bridge where Valley ambulances were ready to take them to Valley Regional Medical Center.

FBI agents escorted the ambulances to the hospital.

According to a morning press conference held by Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, two of the missing Americans kidnapped on Friday were reported dead, while one was wounded and the other unharmed.

Video circulating online showed the attack on Friday when armed men dragged three visibly injured men onto the back of a pick-up truck which a woman was already forced to board.

The FBI began investigating the incident, along with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, according to a source familiar with the investigation.

On Sunday, the FBI asked the public for information on the kidnapping.

The Department of State still classifies the Mexican state of Tamaulipas as a “do not travel” area due to crime and kidnapping.

Here’s the latest update: 

Arrest made in Matamoros kidnappings of 4 Americans where 2 died