North Carolina man holds family hostage with sword, makeshift gun

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MURPHY, N.C. — Police say a man from Murphy held his family hostage with a sword and a 22-caliber gun he made out of a toy gun.

Isaiah Nelson, 24, is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of kidnapping and several other charges.

Police say shortly after they arrived, he released his family members.

Nelson remains in jail on a $40,000 bond.

Murphy police say since 2009, Nelson has been charged with 42 offenses, including assault, drug possession and more.

Source: WLOS

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