This is one of the alleged kidnappers of Mexico star Alan Pulido pictured unconscious and tied up.
The 25-year-old was snatched by armed kidnappers on Saturday night outside his home town of Ciudad Victoria as he left a party.
However, Pulido managed to escape 24 hours later. He is understood to have wrestled the weapon and phone from one of his captors , beating him and tying him to a chair.
Kidnapper Daniel Hernandez Morales, 38, is pictured unconscious and tied up.
Pulido raised the alarm and authorities were able to locate the white two-storey house he was being held in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
A statement from Mexico’s security forces said the rescue operation occurred shortly before midnight.
The statement added that Pulido was being medically assessed.
Pulido’s girlfriend was also reportedly taken but was later released by the kidnappers.
Tamaulipas, which borders Texas, has been plagued with violence in recent years as the Gulf and Zetas drug cartels battle for control.
Both organisations also are involved in theft, extortion and kidnappings.