0745 GMT January 20, 2021
Immediately upon receiving the report by Iran's police emergency center 110 on the hostage-taking in Sarbaz, they began investigating the case, Colonel Siamak Moradi said, IRNA reported.
Following extensive investigation and intelligence monitoring, the location of the hostage was discovered, and the rescue operation began in coordination with the judiciary officials, the colonel said.
The hostage-takers then fled as they could not confront police forces, he said, and the hostage who was a 30-year-old man, was freed by police.
The police are pursuing the suspected hostage takers.
Sarbaz lies 498 km south of Zahedan, capital city of the southeastern Sistan-Balucchestan Province.