Police on the Greek island of Crete have rescued a local businessman held by kidnappers for six months.
Authorities said 54-year-old Michalis Lebidakis was freed in a raid Monday at an industrial site outside the city of Rethymno. Eight people were arrested.
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Public Order Minister Nikos Toskas said Lebidakis was “tired and shaken but in good health,” adding that no ransom payment had been made.
Lebidakis, who runs a plastics company, was snatched at gunpoint on March 30.
Kidnappings are rare in Greece. In 2009, shipping magnate Pericles Panagopoulos was kidnapped in Athens and released after his family paid a ransom. The kidnappers were later arrested.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.