Man accused of taking friend hostage
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado ” Colorado Springs police say a 22-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly held a friend hostage at knifepoint and then threatened to kill himself and officers.
Police say Luke Labella was arrested for investigation of kidnapping, robbery and assault after a standoff at his apartment early Friday morning.
The victim suffered a minor cut to his chest but didn’t require medical treatment.
The victim told officers Labella took money from him at knifepoint, and police say Labella held two knives to the man’s throat.
Police say Labella threatened to shoot the officers who entered his apartment, but it’s not clear whether he had a firearm.
Officers say Labella also had a sword.
Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com/
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