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Man arrested on several charges after holding ex-girlfriend against her will

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Joseph Peter Patriarca, 41, of New York City. Joseph Peter Patriarca, 41, of New York City.
KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho -

Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man for several violent charges including rape, assault, and false imprisonment for allegedly barricading himself and an unwilling ex-girlfriend inside a home Thursday morning.

The homeowner called police and said his adult daughter was being held against her will by an ex-boyfriend, Joseph Peter Patriarca, who lives in New York City.

Deputies arrived at the house on North Church Road around 8 a.m., and were able to get the victim out of the house safely. However, Patriarca was still refusing to come out and SWAT teams were called to intervene. Patriarca then surrendered to deputies before the SWAT teams arrived, and he was subsequently booked into jail.

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