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(JESSUP, Md.) — Delvin Barnes, the man suspected of abducting a Philadelphia woman on Sunday, arrived in Virginia, where there was already a warrant out for his arrest stemming from an earlier alleged abduction and attempted murder, on Thursday night.

Barnes was apprehended Wednesday in Jessup, Maryland, by agents from the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Marshals, and he appeared via video in Maryland district court Thursday afternoon. He answered the judge simply, saying, “Yes sir” when asked if he waived his extradition rights.

Virginia authorities had five days to pick him up in Maryland and bring him back for charges. He has still not been charged with any crimes in connection to the latest alleged abduction.

Law enforcement officials told ABC News that authorities tracked Barnes’ car because he had GPS installed that the car dealership in Virginia was able to access.

Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, 22, was grabbed off the street at 9:40 p.m. Sunday while walking in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. She was recovered from the backseat of Barnes’ car after his arrest, police said.

In a chilling video of the abduction, Freeland-Gaither is seen being wrestled down the sidewalk. She falls to the ground just outside his car and then is seen being forced into the car.

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