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Captor glues hands, mouths of 2 hostages

| Saturday, April 22, 2006

LOS ANGELES - A Southern California man took two men hostage at gunpoint, stripped them naked, bound their hands together with super glue and poured glue into their mouths, police said Friday.

Rene Avila, 36, was arrested early Friday after releasing his hostages during the night. They were treated at the scene and released.

The motive behind the bizzare incident was not known, but police speculate a relationship among the three may have triggered Avila's behavior.

"There was some kind of dispute there, and he put super glue in their mouths before calling his sister," Los Angeles police LT. Ernest Eskridge said. "We don't know if that was his cry for help."

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