• Police seek video after 7-year-old kidnapped, thrown off bridge

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    BOSTON - Police in Worcester and Shrewsbury are seeking surveillance video after a 7-year-old girl was kidnapped from her grandparents' home and survived being thrown from a bridge into a lake.

    Worcester police are asking area business owners that have outdoor security cameras to review their footage. Police are seeking any video or images of a light-colored Saturn Ion.

    Police say the girl was taken early Sunday by 35-year-old family friend Joshua Hubert. Investigators say she was put in a car, choked and then thrown into Lake Quinsigamond. The girl swam to shore in Shrewsbury and was later found.

    Police say she suffered injuries not considered life-threatening.

    Hubert pleaded not guilty Monday to kidnapping.

    Officials at the Fay School, a Southborough private school where Hubert had been hired in July, said Tuesday he was suspended indefinitely.

    "The process includes fingerprinting, CORI and SORI checks and recommendations. Mr. Hubert had verified and positive personal references," the headmaster said in a letter.

    Hubert had also previously worked as a police dispatcher in Sterling, but for unknown reasons left only three months into a one year probation period.

    MORE: 7-year-old kidnapping victim survives terrifying plunge into Lake Quinsigamond

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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