Man accused of holding wife captive in Maryland apartment

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man is accused of holding his wife captive for nearly three months in the couple's Salisbury apartment.

Court documents show 51-year-old Michael David Austin has been charged with false imprisonment and reckless endangerment.

Records say Austin's wife states that her husband had kept her locked inside their apartment since March 26. His wife told police that Austin would lock the door from the inside and outside when he would leave for work.

Court documents state that Austin's wife was able to escape the apartment on Wednesday, after she told police Austin fell asleep without locking the door.

After escaping, court documents say Austin's wife approached two police officers, informing them of what happened.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

It isn't immediately clear whether Austin has an attorney.

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