FARGO — Hours after authorities were notified about a possible kidnapping, both the alleged kidnapper and victim were found.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, around 12:43 p.m., the Fargo Police Department was notified of a possible kidnapping.

Police asked for the public's help locating Kristin Dawn Hettervig, 33, and Matthew Thomas Roy Hanson, 41. According to police, Hettervig notified her brother that she was kidnapped by Hanson, her ex-boyfriend.

Notifications were made to regional law enforcement and Hettervig and Hanson were located in rural Barnes County in eastern North Dakota at 4:10 p.m. Both are safe.

A preliminary investigation done by officers on scene led them to believe there was a great likelihood Hettervig was in danger.

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The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.