Image: Government contractor Frank Janssen is seen in an undated photo released by the police in Wake Forest, North Carolina
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TODAY   |  April 11, 2014

Kidnapping victim’s wife got threatening texts

Following the dramatic rescue of a kidnapping victim in Atlanta, federal authorities say a prison inmate used a smuggled cellphone to direct the kidnappers.

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>>> some new details this morning following that dramatic rescue of a kidnapping victim in atlanta. federal authorities are now saying a prison inmate used a smuggled mobile phone to direct the kidnappers. the victim, frank arthur jansen, is the father of a prosecutor who helped put that inmate away. authorities said the kidnappers took a picture of jansen tied up in a chair and sent it to his wife and sent her a text message saying we will send mr. janssen back to you in six boxes if she went to police. five people were arrested following a late night raid wednesday by the fbi's elite hostage rescue team .