Man locked himself inside Feltonville home after briefly holding woman captive in backyard, police say

Philadelphia police say a man was arrested after he briefly took a woman captive in a backyard and locked himself inside a bathroom Wednesday morning in Feltonville.

Officers from the 25th district were called to the 300 block of East Wyoming Avenue just before 11 a.m. after a property appraiser said she was locked inside the backyard of a home by a man. 

The woman managed to escape unharmed as police arrived, according to an update from the department.

Police said the suspect then locked himself inside a first-floor bathroom and was possibly armed with a knife. A "mental health delegate" was called to the property after a barricade was declared around 11:15 a.m.

The suspect, who police have not identified, was taken into custody before noon.



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