Man found nailed to tree tells police he was attacked before

Isaac Cain
August 10, 2017

The gruesome incident occurred in May, but police have only now released video footage showing the man's rescue in the middle of the Albuquerque Bosque (forested riparian floodplain).

He told KRQE News that two unidentified men took him by gunpoint and led him to the area, and forcefully nailed his hands to a tree.

Pictured, Albuquerque, New Mexico man, Jose Duran who was nailed to a tree in the Bosque area under "mysterious" circumstances.

The passer-by said; "He kept yelling, 'Help".

Breitbart further reports that a police officer who followed the city worker to the forest finally found Duran nailed to a tree, still conscious, breathing, and groaning in pain. The worker told police he was freaked out because he wasn't sure if other people were around. He claimed during an interview that the two men involved in the deal, both of whom were strangers, meant to kill him.

Over a dozen first responders showed up to aid Duran and to cut him loose from the tree.

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"They took away a lot of papers". 'They said they were going to kill me'. They identified themselves as KKK.

He said it was the third time they had attacked him.

Now, video has surfaced detailing the odd moment when law enforcement first came upon the immobile man, according to KRQE News 13. One said to the other "kill him already" and the other said 'No.

At the time, police said they didn't suspect this was payback for a crime or cartel-related.

It said Duran does not have a criminal record, but he did have a long-running court battle over a real estate issue.

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