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Abducted attorney free, suspect held

Police: Car found in housing project, victim found at motel

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Police say Sandra Eubank Gregory was found Wednesday, hours after her abduction in Birmingham.

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(CNN) -- Police have found the 34-year-old lawyer who was abducted from downtown Birmingham, Alabama, on Wednesday, police said.

Video showed several officers entering a room at a Comfort Inn and pulling a man in a white T-shirt out of the room and placing him chest-down on the balcony. The man did not appear to resist as he was handcuffed.

The suspect, who had no identification, is expected to be charged with three counts of robbery and kidnapping, police said. Other charges are possible. (Watch police catch the suspect -- 1:21)

U.S. Marshal Marty Keeley said the victim, Sandra Eubank Gregory, was "conscious and upset" when police found her about 5:30 p.m., but he would not comment further.

Police had earlier located the attorney's 2000 silver Lexus SUV in a housing project in west Birmingham and searched the complex, the Sheriff's Department said.

Police said Gregory was kidnapped about 8:30 a.m. near her downtown apartment. Witnesses told police the suspect had a gun.

Law partner Marcus Jones described the divorced mother of one as a "great girl." He told CNN she was kidnapped from a downtown street adjacent to her home.

Gregory, a family law attorney, had been scheduled to leave Wednesday for a domestic law seminar in Sandestin, Florida, Jones told The Birmingham News.

Video from the scene showed a man approach her as she got out of the driver's side of her vehicle. After a brief struggle, he pushed her back into the passenger side.

Gregory's boyfriend, also a lawyer, told police he spoke to her about 11 a.m. and she said she was OK, but hung up on him abruptly, according to The Birmingham News.

Gregory's ATM card was used three times after the abduction, police said.

Police said there was activity on her account at AmSouth bank branches in Fairfield, Ensley and Adamsville, all west of Birmingham, The Birmingham News reported. (Watch a man walk up on Gregory as she gets out of her vehicle -- 2:29)

Gregory graduated from Samford University in Birmingham in 1998, according to state bar records.

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