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2 Ark. nurses released after being held hostage

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - A man with what turned out to be fake weapons took two nurses hostage for a time in Pine Bluff before police arrested him.

Police say the suspect went into a medical clinic at about noon Thursday and took two women who work there hostage.

Little Rock television station KTHV reports (http://is.gd/fVyc7j ) that the suspect was arrested a short time after the incident began. The suspect is identified by Pine Bluff police as William Brown. Police say he allegedly had a fake gun and fake bomb with him.

Brown is being held on multiple charges that included false imprisonment, terroristic threatening and second-degree battery of 1 of the two women.

 

Information from: KTHV-TV, http://www.kthv.com/

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