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A Southern California man was arrested for allegedly kidnapping a 9-year-old girl in 1995, Hillsborough police said Sunday.

Kevin Lin, 68, had an active warrant for his arrest in connection with the 22-year-old kidnapping case, officials said. He was taken into custody Friday in the Los Angeles area.

Hillsborough police said they made the arrest based on information from the U.S. State Department. Lin is being held in the San Mateo County jail on $5 million bail.

Police on Sunday did not identify the victim of the kidnapping. But at the time of the case, officers then said three kidnappers had grabbed a girl as she walked home from school in Hillsborough, then tried to extort $800,000 from her father. She was held captive for 10 hours before the kidnappers realized that her parents were in Taiwan.

The men ultimately released the girl unharmed. No ransom was paid, and her captors even gave her change to make a phone call, according to testimony from Doug Davis, now a Hillsborough police captain who investigated the case. Davis did not return calls Sunday.

One of the other three suspects, John Paul Balocca, was convicted in 1997 of kidnapping, following an initial mistrial. Authorities have been looking for his alleged accomplices for the last two decades.