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Man accused of holding teachers hostage at a Phoenix school

August 2, 2019

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a man wanted on felony warrants has been arrested after he was accused of holding a roomful of teachers hostage at a north Phoenix private school.

Phoenix police say 24-year-old Chad Eben Jobe is accused of 12 counts of kidnapping.

Police were pursuing Jobe on foot Monday for his warrants when they say he entered a classroom at Northwest Christian School and told the teachers he had a gun.

Police say no weapon was found, nobody was injured and Jobe was arrested.

Jobe is jailed on a $50,000 bond.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 8.

It was unclear Thursday if he has a lawyer yet for his case.

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