26 January 2014 00:15 | By Sarah Hecks, Ian Jones, MSN UK News
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Man arrested for taking girlfriend hostage



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A man has been arrested by police after taking his girlfriend hostage because her family would not agree to them getting married. 

The man abducted his girlfriend and dragged her onto the roof of a house in Sanya, southern China's Hainan Island Province. 

Police were called and a five hour stand-off ensued during which the man held the woman around the throat and threatened her with a meat cleaver. 

He demanded a car so that he could take his girlfriend away but was jumped by police while trying to get into the vehicle. 

The man reportedly took the drastic action because his girlfriend’s family would not give permission for the pair to marry.

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