SAN DIEGO (AP) – Kidnapping survivor Hannah Anderson will describe her ordeal on NBC’s “Today” show, including how her family’s friend-turned-captor handcuffed her and made her play a game of Russian roulette.
In an interview airing Thursday, the San Diego-area teen says James Lee DiMaggio used zip ties to bind her feet and then told her he was going to take her to Idaho to help him settle there before releasing her.
She says he forced her to play Russian roulette before forcing her into his car and setting off explosives that ignited her family’s home with her mother and brother inside.
The 16-year-old says DiMaggio told her that her mother and brother were alive.
FBI agents fatally shot DiMaggio and rescued Anderson in Idaho on Aug. 10 after a weeklong manhunt.
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