The reported kidnapping of a man from an El Centro motel Thursday morning turned out to be a case of an undercover U.S. Border Patrol agent making an arrest of an undocumented immigrant.
The arrest, which occurred shortly before 9 a.m., was witnessed by an employee at the E-Z 8 Motel on Wake Avenue.
The employee reported he saw a man bound by another man walk out of a room in the motel and enter a car. When the car did not start, the pair went back into the room.
After receiving the call, the El Centro Police Department responded in force. Officers found no one in the room and conducted a search of the area.