Police identify suspect in Priscilla's standoff

August 5, 2008 12:43:49 PM PDT
Police identified a suspect involved in a standoff inside a Fayetteville lingerie store.

Matthew Rivera, 27, is charged with second-degree kidnapping and perpetrating a hoax by using a fake bomb.

The incident happened Monday inside Priscilla's Lingerie on Sycamore Dairy Road. Police responded to a robbery call but soon realized the robber took an employee hostage.

Officers also thought the suspect had a bomb so they evacuated surrounding businesses.

Rivera eventually surrendered and released his hostage.


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