SUDBURY -- Police in Sault Ste. Marie say they are investigating an overnight kidnapping and an assault involving a firearm.

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service says the victim was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Friday morning, there was a heavy police presence seen in the city's east end, on Willowdale Street.

Officers were searching for evidence, as well as the suspects, who are still at large. 

Police officials say they believe everyone involved in the incident knows each other and that there is no concern for public safety.

More details to come.