AL man charged with holding wife prisoner

HUNTSVILLE, AL (AP) - An Alabama man was charged with burglary and domestic violence assault charges after police say he broke into his estranged wife's apartment.

Hunstville police said Melvin Lanier Green was arrested after the victim escaped and called police. Authorities say Green barricaded himself inside a nearby apartment, but he was taken without further incident when officers convinced him to open the door.

The woman told police her husband attempted to tie her up and that he kept her imprisoned inside the apartment for more than five hours.

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