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POLICE: Man held landlord captive, threatened corrections officers

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have arrested a Louisville man accused of holding a person captive and threatening the lives of corrections officers.

According to an arrest report, officers were responding to a trouble run when they found 51-year-old William Williamson inside his home "extremely irate" and "armed with a small carving knife."

They found the victim there as well, being held against his will.

Police say Williamson told them his landlord had broken into his home.

The victim told police he was at the residence to change the locks at the home, and that's when Williamson pulled a knife and refused to let them leave.

After officers arrested Williamson, police say he began yelling expletives and threatening the life of the victim. Police also say that when Williamson was being booked into Metro Corrections he threatened the lives of the officers several times.

Williamson was arrested Aug. 20. He's charged with wanton endangerment, unlawful imprisonment, and terroristic threatening.

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