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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four people are facing a slew of charges for allegedly holding their roommate captive in their Philadelphia house and tattooing him with racial slurs and obscene images.

The two men and two women, who range in age from 19 to 27, are charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, kidnapping and related counts.

Police said the 52-year-old victim called 911 on Tuesday and told investigators he was held against his will for three days in the basement of a home in the Mayfair neighborhood where he lived with the four suspects.

The man said he was beaten and tattooed by three of them.

Police said the man’s lower arms were fully covered with nearly a dozen offensive tattoos.

There is no immediate word on a motive.

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