The Latest: Detained student's mother: police want "ransom"


BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on an American student detained in China more than a month after a dispute with a taxi driver (all times local to Montana):

3 p.m.

The mother of an American college student arrested in China following an altercation with a taxi driver weeks earlier says police are demanding the equivalent of a $7,400 "ransom" for his release.

Jennifer McLean said in an email to The Associated Press that she has not been allowed to see or communicate with her 25-year-old son, Guthrie, since his Sunday arrest on charges of intentional injury.

Family friend Tom Mitchell says...

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