Marrero Man Charged With Terrorism

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A Jefferson Parish man is facing a terrorism charge after calling in a fake hostage situation.

Gretna police were dispatched to dd's Discounts Wednesday afternoon after someone called 911 reporting that a man had entered the store and taken a woman hostage.

Officers soon discovered the report was a hoax and arrested 44-year-old Doane Patterson of Marrero who had failed to hang up after calling 911 on a cellphone found in his pocket.

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