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Man walks into Rexburg Police Department and holds woman hostage

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REXBURG — An unknown man is in custody after holding a woman hostage at the Rexburg Police Department Wednesday.

Rexburg Police Assistant Chief Gary Hagen tells around 4 p.m., a man walked into the police station’s front door on Main Street. Once inside, the man grabbed a random woman who was inside the lobby and held a knife to her throat.

The man demanded that police kill him, according to Hagen.

A negotiator and officers were able to talk the man down and the police took him into custody. No one was hurt in the incident.

Officers are still working to identify the man. will update this developing story.