Man threatens jump off bridge with kids

4:45 PM, Nov 19, 2011   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - A Minneapolis man has been charged with confronting his estranged girlfriend and threatening to jump off a bridge with their two young children as the girlfriend sought a protection order against him.

A St. Paul Pioneer Press report says 34-year-old Keng Xiong is charged with making terroristic threats.

Prosecutors say Xiong had assaulted his 32-year-old girlfriend this month. They say she went to the Ramsey County Courthouse on Tuesday with her children, ages 2 and 3, to seek a protective order.
The criminal complaint says Xiong grabbed the 2-year-old and threatened to jump into the nearby Mississippi River. The complaint says an attorney heard the girlfriend's screams and confronted Xiong, who agreed to hand over the child.

A message left at Xiong's home Saturday wasn't immediately returned.

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