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ARRESTED: Police say man in clown outfit taken into custody in Middlesboro, Ky.

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Jonathan Martin (Source: Bell County Detention Center) Jonathan Martin (Source: Bell County Detention Center)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a man in a clown suit was arrested early Friday morning in southern Kentucky.

According to an arrest report, it happened in Middlesboro, a Bell County, Kentucky, town near the Tennessee border.

Police say 20-year-old Jonathan Martin was "causing public alarm" near the Cumberland Village Apartments just after 1 a.m. According to the arrest report, he was crouched next to a wooded area by the complex, wearing "a full clown costume," including a mask covering his entire face.

"Upon my stopping when I saw the clown, he started running towards a vehicle at Cumberland Village," an officer wrote in the arrest report.

Martin did not get far. He was arrested by Middlesboro Police and charged with wearing a hood or mask in a public place, and disorderly conduct.

He is currently being held in the Bell County Detention Center.

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