By CBS3 Staff


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A man is in custody after holding a group of women against their will at an illegal after-hours club at a West Philadelphia home, police say. The incident was reported to police around 1:30 a.m. Thursday when a woman inside a house on the 6300 block of Vine Street was able to text a family member who then notified police.

She said a man in his 30s was holding five women inside and threatening them with a gun.

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A police SWAT team was able to eventually free the women and take the man into custody.

Once inside, police then discovered what appeared to be an illegal after-hours club.