393.1111 M Nielsen, Niels/1: Telegram

The Consul General at Mukden (Myers) to the Secretary of State

According to a telegram from Mrs. Nielsen, Doctor Niels Nielsen, an American citizen and member of Danish Lutheran Mission stationed at Siuyen was kidnapped last night and ransom of yuan 500,000 demanded.

Kidnapping informally brought to the attention of Japanese consular and military authorities and of local authorities and their assistance requested.