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Man accused of brandishing box-cutter found in box

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[March 19, 2010]  SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) -- Shreveport police said a man accused of brandishing a box-cutter in an attempted holdup was found inside a box, in his bedroom closet.

Cpl. Bill Goodin, a police spokesman, said a 34-year-old man was arrested late Tuesday and booked into the Caddo Parish jail on one count of attempted armed robbery. He was held in lieu of $250,000 bond.

Goodin said the attempted holdup occurred Monday evening.

He said police also are investigating two other holdups Monday in the same neighborhood, one without any weapon and one using a gun.

[Associated Press]

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