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Woman accused of holding kids against will at homeless shelter

Developing story from Eyewitness News
October 3, 2013 9:19:30 AM PDT
A woman is in custody after holding as many as five people, including children against their will inside a city homeless shelter.

The woman was quickly taken into custody by police in the Catherine Street building.

It is unclear if she will be charged.

One adult was taken to the hospital for observation.

Five children were taken to Beth Israel Medical Center for evaluation. They were not injured but are being checked out.

The woman was taken to Bellevue Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation.

It is not known what started the dispute.


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