A representative of Myers’ management team confirmed to Billboard that the singer had been abducted at approximately 7 p.m. local time on Tuesday. According to the local newspaper Primera Hora, the preliminary report from police indicates that when the suspects realized the police were chasing the BMW vehicle in which they were transporting Myers and his mom, they abandoned them near the area of a municipal landfill in Carolina.

Bryant Myers is confirmed to perform at Soulfrito festival in New York on Friday, and he just returned from a European tour.