Birmingham Man Charged in Hostage Ordeal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A Birmingham man was charged with kidnapping after police accused him of holding a woman against her will.

Birmingham police said 60-year-old Murphy Turner was booked into the Jefferson County Friday afternoon.

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence on 12th Street North where they found Turner holding a gun to the head of a 44-year-old female.

The 4-hour ordeal ended when a police negotiator persuaded Turner to surrender.

He was ordered held on a $60,000 bond.

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