Lyft driver accused of attempted abduction in Virginia arrested

A Lyft driver, accused of trying to kidnap a passenger in Virginia, is now behind bars.

Officers from the Fairfax County Police Department arrested 41-year-old Marlon Ceteno Hernandez over the weekend — nearly two months after the incident was reported. 


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Back on June 5, a 36-year-old woman told police she arranged a ride through Lyft just after 1 a.m. on Golanski Boulevard in Woodbridge.


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A Virginia woman claims her Lyft driver tried to kidnap her over the weekend.

Once she got in the car, Ceteno Hernandez allegedly took the victim's phone, locked the car doors, and prevented her from getting out. The victim eventually got her phone back and left the vehicle without being harmed. 

A Lyft spokesperson sent FOX 5 a statement Monday saying, "Safety is fundamental to Lyft. We take any allegation like this incredibly seriously, and after conducting an investigation, we permanently removed the driver's account from the Lyft platform. We have been in contact with law enforcement and will continue to help in every way we can."

Hernandez is now facing abduction charges.