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Man holds girlfriend hostage in bathroom for 20 hours

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DES MOINES (KWWL)-- Police say a man confined to his wheelchair held his girlfriend hostage in a Des Moines bathroom for nearly 20 hours.

Des Moines Police accuse 32 year old Carlos Pellayo of forcing Maria Hernandez into a bathroom at knifepoint on Wednesday. Police say she wasn't let out until late Thursday morning.

Officials say the hostage situation began after a fight about disciplining Hernandez's child.

Pellayo was being held without bond in the Polk County Jail.

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