Man kidnaps two nurses in Pine Bluff

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.