Flawless Rescue

How a kidnaping was foiled

The FBI agents waited and watched for days outside a rundown apartment building in Washington, D.C. Finally, at 10 p.m. last Thursday, their chance came. Clelia Eleanor Quinonez, 53, surrounded by three of her captors, walked out of the building and across the street to a phone booth, where she was to call her husband and assure him that she was unharmed. The agents moved in swiftly, arrested the trio and freed Quinonez, the wife of a former Salvadoran ambassador, who had been kidnaped from her home in Florida...

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