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"kim soo endicott" Discussed on KTOK

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05:51 min | 3 years ago

"kim soo endicott" Discussed on KTOK

"Oklahoma's first News Radio one thousand eight t. Okay. Good morning Leigh Matthews at American tourists. That was in Uganda and had been kidnapped has been released. Michael Bauer was this a rescue or a release? Released at this point. Chapters did release unharmed return, unharmed, Fifty-six-year-old Kim's, southern California, and at her tour guide who had both been partaking in five days earlier, a sunset safari. She Kim's herself a businesswoman out of southern California hadn't been burned tire life wanting to go on safari finally got the ability to do so with on a sunset safari in Uganda. When she the tour guide and two other elderly Canadian couple when they were all out in got stopped by gunmen while they were in the Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda. They were stopped the gunman release the elderly couple sent them off. But then took Kim Soo Endicott and her tour guide and held them hostage for five days as soon as they got them separated. She they pulled the cell phone from the woman kittens Kim's Endicott called Ugandan officials until they were looking for five hundred thousand dollars in regards to the return, you got an official similar to the US don't negotiate when it comes to terrorists or people holding others hostage. They don't. Want to pay a ransom and then have more money. So that those same people can go back and sees more people. So they said the US also said, no, they weren't going to pay that money, but the third time's a charm here. Right. So you actually had according to what we're hearing today, the safari company the group, the this the people were traveling with called wild frontiers of eight fronted the ransom now it's unclear if it was the full five hundred thousand dollar ransom, or if it was less if it came to some sort of negotiation. Also, right now seems to be unclear who the kidnappers are it seems that this deal was all sort of done under the table. If you will without a knowledge of or ability to to trace, these individuals who is getting the money, the safari company making the payment and us you last night yesterday afternoon, our time you saw this woman get back to camp without any problems healthy safe as well as her safari guide, also healthy and safe, and at least at this point no indication as to who it the kidnapping. So they didn't have to. Go to a hospital for observation or no bruising, or or torture is apparent. They said there was none of that. They were indicating that they were held captive at gunpoint. But that was really the extent of what happened to them over the five day time frame. It does seem according to you that this was all about a looking to get that ransom money that was all came down to sue certain extent. And again, if the safari company wasn't the group that pay that off then it would seem as though I mean, listen, I I'm I'm shocked at anybody that this actually went down this way, and that you didn't end up with a couple of dead bodies that were tossed out by this group of terrorists on some level. But you're seeing this happen in in such a way that this woman was safe sound as was the tour guide, no issues whatsoever. And at least, according to reports, they probably had somebody looking at them on a health level and make sure they were. Okay. But no indication that they had to be rushed to any kind of hospital with any apparent issues. I wonder if this will be detrimental to this tour company because I mean, first of all I don't want to go. The dark continent at all. There's too much instability over there. But there are a lot of people who do and pay lots of money to go and do it. I'm wondering if this this tourism industry is going to be hurt because of this because they're from now on it seems to me they're gonna be targets because they've they've they've clearly decided to say, yeah, we'll pay. Sure. And that's the message coming from our secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, saying okay, listen now that this has happened. These people think that they can seize more people get more money, and and even white there forget, you know, in other portions of the globe. But certainly right there with that group in in its specific will be able to now feel like they feel like they got what they wanted. They can get more. If they have more people that can get more money, and and so on and so forth, and that begins that process of just the business of kidnapping if you will. So that's got to be a concern going forward here. And I would imagine people who were thinking about going to safari on some level would have to consider that. I know for personally, my wife is the wanting since she was a little girl to go on safari been the one fighting now. Hold on a second look at what's happening here. If we go who really the only way we're going to be able to goes if we're twenty years older than the person on tours uh so that they get kidnapped. We can get sent back. But that's the only way that it looks like a safe bet for us. Well, I don't want to go anywhere where you have to have a typhoid shot. I. Thank you, exactly. So what is next now will she get to come home? Will she be debriefed by the department of state? Do we know? This point unclear. I imagine there's going to be some debris thing I'm not sure they'd sounded like she was able to go about her continued vacation if you will. Although if it were me, I couldn't wait to get back home to the home, and certainly my own country. That said, I imagine that's probably next line. And then from there, it's sort of the investigative process. You've gotta try to find out and Uganda. Okay. Was this the safari company that paid off the abductors how much was it where did that money? Go. Can we trace these people can we find out who these individuals work did the kidnapping were they part of a bigger group all those kinds of things. Uganda clearly stating here, and they want to make this as clear as possible they're saying that this is a one off that this doesn't happen usually in Uganda that for all intents and purposes, this was an unprecedented element. They went back incited nineteen ninety nine some twenty years ago was the last time similar incident happened in that had more to do with the rebels coming from the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo of. But they have one point four million tourists, according to their own numbers every single year. Visit Uganda and they have not. Run into a situation like this for twenty years. And I don't think I think this is this is a precursor of what is to come Michael Bauer. But thank you for the update on NewsRadio one thousand k t o k it's Leigh Matthews and Oklahoma's.

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"kim soo endicott" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

07:49 min | 3 years ago

"kim soo endicott" Discussed on KTOK

"An American tourist kidnapped in Uganda has been released Michael Bauer with twenty four seven news in Washington DC was this a release or was the say rescue release at this point? The captors did release unharmed return on harmed Fifty-six-year-old Kim's, southern California. And and her tour guide who had both been partaking in five days earlier as sunset safari. She Kim's to Endicott herself. A businesswoman out of southern California hasn't been wanting to go on a safari finally got the ability to do so was on sunset safari in Uganda. When she the tour guide and two other elderly Canadian couple when they were all out in got stopped by gunman while they were in the Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda. They were stopped the gunman released the elderly couple sent them off. But then took Kim Soo Endicott and her tour guide and held them hostage for five days as soon as they got them separated. She they pulled the cell phone from the woman kittens Kim's Endicott called Ugandan officials until they were looking for five hundred thousand dollars in regards to the return Ugandan officials similar to the US don't negotiate when it comes to terrorists or people holding others hostage. They don't wanna pay a ransom and then have more money. So that those same people can go back and sees more people. So they said the US also said, no, they weren't going to pay that money, but the third time's a charm here. Right. So you actually had according to what we're hearing today, the safari company the group, the this these people were traveling with called wild frontiers. They fronted the ransom now it's unclear if it was the full five hundred thousand dollar ransom, or if it was less they came to some sort of negotiation. Also, right now seems to be unclear who the kidnappers are seems that this deal was all sort of done under the table if you will without thirties knowledge of or ability to to trace these individuals who is getting the money this company making the payment and us last night yesterday afternoon, our time you saw this woman get back to camp without any problems healthy safe as well as her safari guide, also healthy and safe. And at least at this point. No indication as to who it wasn't it on the kidnapping, so. Did they didn't have to go to a hospital for observation or no bruising, or or torture is apparent? They said there was none of that. They were indicating that they were held captive at gunpoint. But that was really the extent of what happened to them over the five day time frame. It does seem according to you on officials of this was all about looking to get that ransom money that was all came down to suicide and extended again, if the safari company wasn't the group that pay that off then it would seem as though I mean, listen, I I'm I'm shocked as anybody that this actually went down this way that you didn't end up with a couple of dead bodies that were tossed out by this group of terrorists on some level. But you're seeing this happening in in such a way that this woman was safe sound as was the tour guide. No issues whatsoever. At least, according to reports, you I'm sure that they probably had somebody looking at them on a health level to make sure they were. Okay. But no indication that they had to be rushed any kind of hospital with any apparent issues. I wonder if this will be detrimental to this tour company because I mean, first of all I don't want. Want to go to the dark continent at all? There's too much instability over there. But there are a lot of people who do and pay lots of money to go and do it. I'm wondering if this this tourism industry is going to be hurt because of this because they're from now on it seems to me they're going to be targets because they've they've they've clearly decided to say, yeah, we'll pay. Sure. And that's the message coming from our secretary of state my pump saying, okay, listen now that this has happened. These people think that they can seize more people get more money, and and even right there forget, you know, in other portions of the globe. But certainly right there with that group in in its specific will be able to now feel like they they feel like they got what they wanted. They can get more. If they have more people that can get more money, and and so on and so forth, and that begins that process of just the business of kidnapping if you will. So that's got to be a concern going forward here. And I would imagine people who were thinking about going to safari on some level would have to consider that. I know for personally, my wife has been wanting since she was a little girl to go on safari have been the one fighting. And now I've got a hold on a second look at what's happening here. If we go clearly the. The only way we're going to be able to go if we're twenty years older than the person on the on the same tours uh. So that they get kidnapped. We can get sent back. But that's the only way that it looks like a safe bet for us. Well, I don't want to go anywhere where you have to have a typhoid shot. I. Thank you, exactly. So what is next now will she get to come home? Will she be debriefed by the department of state? Do we know? This point unclear. I imagine there's going to be some debris thing I'm not sure they'd sounded like she was able to go about her continued vacation if you will. Although if it were me, I couldn't wait to get back home to the home, and certainly my own country. That said, I imagine that's probably next line. And then from there, it's sort of the investigative process. You know, they're going to try to find out and Uganda. Okay. Was this the safari company that paid off the doctors how much was it where did that money? Go. Can we trace these people can we find out who these individuals who did the kidnapping were? They a part of a bigger group all those kinds of things. Uganda clearly stating here, and they wanna make this as clear as possible they're saying that this is a one off that this doesn't happen usually in Uganda that for all intents and purposes, this was an unprecedented element. They went back incited nineteen ninety nine some twenty years ago was the last time that he's similar incident happened in that had more to do with the rebels coming from the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But they have one point four million tourists, according to their own numbers every single year. Visit Uganda and they have not. Run into a situation like this for twenty years. Well, I understand I understand that still the possibility exists. Thank you like our from twenty four seven news on NewsRadio one thousand K T. Okay. And Beth Myers. We know a little more about why this woman did what she did. That's right, and she's facing charges. Now in Cleveland county. I'm Beth Myers, and the NewsRadio one thousand K T O K news center, we are talking about that. Norman more women who surrendered Friday to Norman police in connection with those racist. Graffiti incidents in Norman, Oklahoma city charges were filed today against forty-five-year-old Allison Johnson of Norman and Cleveland county district court. It is antiquated. That charges will also be filed in Oklahoma county district court, but that hasn't happened yet in Cleveland county Johnson has been charged with one felony and three misdemeanor counts of malicious injury to property now. According to a police report after she was taken into custody. She spoke at length to police about her racist beliefs and our efforts to wake people up. She said she said her intention. Was to scare Jewish people and people of different races other than white a man stole a Tulsa school bus this morning and took it for a joy ride. The bus driver went into a gas station and let the bus running. And that's when Oscar will are jumped in and took off he later radio dispatch to say where he was going to leave the bus. He was arrested on complaints of auto theft and driving without a license. Oklahoma US Senator James Langford says the nation can't say thank you enough to department of homeland security secretary Kirstin Nielsen for her tireless work he says to honor legal immigration. Nielsen is leaving the position after serving since two. December of two thousand seventeen Langford says she has stopped people from using children as pawns for illegal immigration, but he says, no one can stem the flow of illegal immigration until we fix the loopholes that encourage human smuggling and the new chairman of the Oklahoma Republican party is Tulsa county businessman, David. Plane of sky took he was elected on Saturday at the party convention in more, the state Republican party also adopted a new platform that calls for penalizing school districts for teacher walkouts and a demand for both in the legislature on abolishing.

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"kim soo endicott" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

03:41 min | 3 years ago

"kim soo endicott" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"NewsRadio eight forty W H. Remember last week? We were talking about the California woman who was kidnapped with her guy while on safari in Uganda. Well, she's been found, and it looks like she is okay. As is her guide. We'll find the latest details for Michael Bowery NBC News Radio. Good morning. Good morning. So it appears as though she was returned safely, and that might have everything to do with the fact that according to what we're hearing your while. We don't know who the kidnappers are. And we don't know what the overall total amount was paid. There was a five hundred thousand dollar ransom out there that these kidnappers were demanding in regards to return for this individual Kim, Soo Endicott from southern California or tour guide was also taken who was a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and they were both negotiated in this handover that happened yesterday after they had been held for five days by armed captors in Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda. So what we do know was this kidnapping group used her cellphone, Kim Soo cut cellphone to reach out to officials in regards to Uganda's to try to negotiate some sort of deal. They're looking for five hundred thousand dollars the government there refused to negotiate with them. The US government refusing to go she ate with him. But the guy who ran the safari group that this. These two people were on called wild frontiers. Paid something we just don't know what the dollar mallet again, they were looking for five hundred thousand we know they paid some amount. I imagine it had to be in that range in order to get both of these people return, but they were dropped off yesterday at a camp, and nobody was followed. Nobody is at least as far as we can tell from this kidnapping group, whoever they were were tracked traced apprehended or anything, it seems like they just got their money, and then drop these people off and went about their Mary way. Well, this always doesn't turn out very well. From the standpoint of remember, the the pirates when the ships would relinquish off what the northeast coast of Africa angrily relinquish their the ships. So to speak to these pilots. So there's got to be concerned. You would think amongst the those people who maybe you travel and not just a far, but then there's photography safari as they call it. You know, go round to take these pictures out of the wild one of those companies saying now. At least the Ugandan authorities within Uganda are saying that this is a one off. It doesn't happen. Very often. At all. In fact, wild is was going on for the five day time frame that these people were abducted they were still continuing with these safaris throughout the park. They say that this last time any kind of a similar incident happened back in nineteen ninety nine some twenty years ago it involved rebels from the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And they said that they have about one point four million tourists a year. And again this hasn't happened in twenty years. This is definitely a one office referring to it as they say that they are on a general level, very safe in this kind of thing doesn't happen. We are hearing from the family of Kim Soo who was very upset that the US government wasn't getting involved in the FBI kind of got in on the last day. Plus, maybe two days worth of the search here investigation here in a her cousin rich Endicott blasted the government for its reluctance to pay the ransom saying I heard our secretary of state, Mike Pompeo say that there would be no. No, no ransom being paid. He said, that's fine. Then good. The navy seal getting on a plane goes save or don't pay the ransom on good with that. But they refuse to do any of those things. He refused to talk about any of those things. So the big concern here for Mike Pompeo going forward. Secretary of state is it listen this work, you paid the money of whatever the amount was and they the people will return. But now is that going to open the door for more kidnappers going forward understanding that they could get the money paid in order to end things.

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"kim soo endicott" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"kim soo endicott" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Woman and her safari guide Kim. Kidnapped in Uganda are safe after a rescue. It's pretty amazing story. Let's get more. Now, joining us live NBC radio national correspondent Mike Bauer. Mike, what's the story here? Well, we know that Tim sue edit cod of southern California and our tour guide. John marines remains who is native of the Democratic Republic of Congo were freed after negotiated handover their kidnappers while they were on a safari nighttime safari Ugandan wilderness park, they were held for five days, these captors found them and to other people the other two people go into SU Kim Soo Endicott and the tour guide and held them hostage than immediately were asking for five hundred thousand dollars as a ransom where unclear right now, we know the safari company that ran the safari that they were on paid. But we don't know how much actual dollar amount was a company was called wild frontiers. They paid the ransom unclear how much they paid. But we're able to get these people out after five days unknown gunman put those tourists in gun Gump. Point took them with them held them in a camp, someplace offsite. But within the park, and then you saw the military get involved. You saw the the family of this woman from southern California contact the FBI to get them involved. But as you s customs have been here for a while here. They don't go she ate with terrorist whatsoever. The use of the family for this group sort of get really angry with the US government for not getting involved signature not going to pay the fine. And let's get a navy seals out there. Let's get a plane to go. Savor the US not doing any of that. But it seems the tour company was the one who paid some dollar amount. And now you're seeing from the US specifically secretary state, Mike Pompeo have concerns that this could just lead to more kidnappings. Yes. That is a concern. Is this the something that has been going on this kind of like a I here for this all the one off like a one off your Joan this particular case, they're saying that that this is a very safe area. In fact, while this was going on they were still doing more safaris and more tours. They have not had anything like this happen. They said the last time was back in nineteen ninety nine and that involved. Rebels from the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But this is not something that happens very frequently be radio national correspondent, Mike. Thank you. Mike five thirteen is our time.

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