Texas officers find people held against their will in homes

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IRVING, Tex. (AP) - Nine men have been charged with aggravated kidnapping after 41 men were found being held against their will in what were supposedly drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Police have charged six men with aggravated kidnapping and one with unlawful restraint in Irving, a Dallas suburb. Fort Worth police have charged three men with aggravated kidnapping and kidnapping.

The investigation began Tuesday, when Irving police responded after a caller reported seeing a man being chased by three others. The man said he had escaped from a house where officers found 30 men being held against their will.

As officials investigated they were told of a similar home in Fort Worth. Officers there found 11 more men being held against their will.