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Brazilian Police Rescue Football Player's Kidnapped Mother

Brazilian police have rescued the kidnapped mother of football (soccer) player Rogerio Regis and arrested a woman in connection with the crime.

Police say Ines Fidelis Regis was rescued Thursday from a hideout near the coastal town of Caraguatatuba. Officials say they arrested a woman who was guarding her at the time of the rescue and seized a machine gun.

Ms. Regis had been held for three days after being taken from her home.

She is the fourth mother of a professional soccer player to be kidnapped in Brazil over the past five months. The mother of striker Luis Fabiano is still missing after being abducted earlier this month.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.