Coral Gables police

Woman Held by Knife-Wielding Kidnapper for 3 Days

Coral Gables Police are searching for a man they believe held a woman against her will for three days at a motel on the 4700 block of SW 8th Street.

According to Coral Gables Police, officers responded to the motel after a call about domestic violence. Police said Roberto Rafael Herrera, 36, was using a knife to hold a woman hostage. Police said Herrera used the knife to terrorize the woman, his common-law wife, over a three-day period.

Police said the woman finally fought back by hitting Herrera with a lamp that was in the room. Herrera then ran from the motel before police got to the scene.

Coral Gable Police said Herrera is armed and dangerous and faces charges of armed kidnapping, aggravated assault, and possibly more as the investigation into the incident continues.

If you have any information about Herrera’s whereabouts, call Coral Gables Police at 305-442-1600 or Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

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