Police: Man arrested after locking woman in crawl space in Atlantic City

Police say Gary Lockel threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend, who was treated on the scene for minor injuries.

News 12 Staff

May 7, 2024, 11:02 AM

Updated 21 days ago

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Police rescued a woman being held against her will by her ex-boyfriend who they say locked her in a crawl space in Atlantic City on Friday.
According to authorities, Gary Lockel forced the woman into a crawl space at an apartment on Absecon Boulevard.
When they arrived, the 54-year-old initially refused to leave the apartment and began to barricade himself before being taken into custody.
Police say Lockel threatened to kill the victim, who was treated on the scene for minor injuries.
Lockel faces several charges, including terroristic threats and assault.


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