Kidnap survivor Anderson forced to play Russian roulette

Kidnap survivor Anderson forced to play Russian roulette

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by KGW & AP Staff

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Posted on October 10, 2013 at 7:44 AM

SAN DIEGO  -- Kidnapping survivor Hannah Anderson described her ordeal on NBC's "TODAY" Thursday, including how her family's friend-turned-captor handcuffed her and made her play a game of Russian roulette.

The San Diego-area teen told Savannah Guthrie that DiMaggio handcuffed her and zip-tied her feet.

"And then sat me down on the couch and told me what his plan was," she said. "He told me he was going to kidnap me and take me to Idaho, where my intention was just to carry his backpacks to the river. And that he was gonna live there. And then he'd get me home afterwards."

She said DiMaggio forced her to play Russian roulette before making her get into into his car. She said he later set off explosives that ignited her family's home with her mother and brother inside.

The 16-year-old said DiMaggio told her that her mother and brother were alive but she feared for her own life.

FBI agents fatally shot DiMaggio and rescued Anderson in Idaho on Aug. 10 after a weeklong manhunt.

Watch the full interview

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