A disabled son of one of Germany’s richest men, who was abducted, has been reported released a short time later, the Wuerth company reported on Thursday.
The 50-year-old son of Reinhold Wuerth, whose company sells screws, tools and high-tech anchoring systems around the globe, was unharmed after being abducted Wednesday afternoon in Schlitz, a small town 140km north-east of Frankfurt where the younger Wuerth lives with a group in disability housing.
It was learnt that the abductors tied him to a tree and demanded a ransom of $2.5m, seeing that the Police were involved and a massive search ensued, the abductors had no option than to tell the police where Wuerth could be found and vanished, and that was how he was freed.
Wuerth senior, who is a billionaire, has his offices at Kuenzelsau, 235km from the scene of the abduction. He built the company into a global player as a supplier of a vast range of fastening types for construction and engineering work.