Kidnap Victim Amanda Berry Hailed as ‘Real Hero’ in Rescue of Three Women

Police today lauded Amanda Berry as a “real hero” for breaking free after 10 years of captivity and rescuing herself and two other women held as prisoners in a Cleveland house.

Berry’s bolt to freedom Monday night revealed a shocking case of three women abducted as long as 11 years ago and held in a modest house where neighbors and relatives never suspected anything was wrong.

“The real hero here is Amanda. She’s the one that got this rolling. We’re following her lead,” said Cleveland Police Deputy Chief Ed Tumba at a press conference this morning. “Without her we wouldn’t be here today.”

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