Man kidnaps two nurses in Pine Bluff - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Man kidnaps two nurses in Pine Bluff

Posted: Updated:

PINE BLUFF (KATV) - A man kidnapped two nurses Thursday, telling them he had two bombs and a gun.

Police told Channel 7 News that 27-year-old William Brown walked into Jefferson Comprehensive Care at 1101 Tennessee. When he got into a room alone with the two nurses, he pulled out what looked like a gun and beat one of them.

A SWAT team arrived and were able to get into the building and take Brown into custody without incident.

The gun turned out to be a plastic toy. Investigators are still looking into whether or not the bombs were ever active.

He was arrested on two counts each of false imprisonment and terroristic threatening plus one count each of second degree battery and escape.

Investigators said Brown is a mental patient but could not confirm if he was being treated at Jefferson Comprehensive Care.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 10-year-old shot several times released from hospital

    10-year-old shot several times released from hospital

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:05:08 GMT
    10 year old Tiffany Rawls was released from Children's Hospital Wednesday after being shot several times in front of her home Monday night. Rawls still remembers Monday night vividly.More >>
    10 year old Tiffany Rawls was released from Children's Hospital Wednesday after being shot several times in front of her home Monday night. Rawls still remembers Monday night vividly.More >>
  • Steamy Weather Continues With Rain Chances Increasing

    Steamy Weather Continues With Rain Chances Increasing

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-08-28 08:48:18 GMT
    Latest Arkansas weather summaryMore >>
    Latest Arkansas weather summaryMore >>
  • Police: Arkansas man charged in trooper assault

    Police: Arkansas man charged in trooper assault

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:57:29 GMT
    An Arkansas man has been charged with aggravated assault after police say he rammed a state patrol car during a chase through three counties.More >>
    An Arkansas man has been charged with aggravated assault after police say he rammed a state patrol car during a chase through three counties.More >>