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May 21, 2008
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Police subdue naked hostage taker

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The Associated Press

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Police used a stun gun to subdue a naked man inside a Santa Barbara home where he was allegedly holding two people hostage at knifepoint.

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Phillip Kenneth Matovich is in jail where he has been booked for investigation of attempted murder, burglary, kidnapping, hostage taking, false imprisonment, making terrorist threats and brandishing a knife.

Police say the 26-year-old man broke into two homes. Sgt. Lorenzo Duarte says Matovich was arrested Saturday night inside the second home where he was holding a woman and her boyfriend hostage.

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Investigators say Matovich had earlier broken into an apartment and struggled with a couple before fleeing.

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