Repair shop owner’s son reported kidnapped in Afghanistan

Art Frerichs owns Art's Master Mechanics Auto in Lombard, Illinois.

Still image from Fox 32 Chicago report

A Chicago-area automotive repair shop owner’s son was kidnapped in Afghanistan, reports say

Art Frerichs spoke to Fox 32 Chicago reporter Anthony Ponce in an interview Thursday.

“He is a great guy. I love him. I hope everything works out. I’m not real happy about this. Emotionally, it’s been very upsetting,” Frerichs said. “Obviously, I’m very upset my son is in this situation. But I have very much faith in God, my country, President Trump and the FBI that they will get the best thing that can possibly happen out of the situation.”

Art Frerichs owns Art’s Master Mechanics Auto in Lombard, Illinois.

Art’s son Mark Frerichs, 57, is an engineering contractor.

“I am aware of reports that an American citizen from Illinois has been taken captive in Afghanistan. My staff and I are working closely with the State Department and (Department of Defense) to gather more information,” Sen. Tammy Duckworth told the Daily Herald newspaper. “My heart goes out to the family of this individual and we will all work hard to get him released.”

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