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Man arrested after possible kidnapping at Phoenix hotel

The man barricaded himself inside of a Knights Inn hotel room, the Phoenix Police Department said.

PHOENIX — Officers arrested a man at a Phoenix hotel early Tuesday morning after reports of a kidnapping, the city's police department said.

Police responded to a call about a possible kidnapping around 12:30 a.m. at a Knights Inn near the intersection of Black Canyon Highway and Coronado Road. There, they found a teenage girl who said she was taken by the man. 

The man, whose been identified as 25-year-old Desire Petty, had barricaded himself inside a hotel room, police said. Officers cleared the room after receiving a warrant and took the man into custody.

Detectives are investigating the scene. Petty's been booked into jail and is facing charges of child sex trafficking and kidnapping.

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