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Myrtle Beach woman reports boyfriend held her against her will, assaulted her

Myrtle Beach police searched for a man who assaulted a woman and held her against her will inside a motel room last week, according to a police report.

The 38-year-old Myrtle Beach woman told police that her boyfriend assaulted her on Thursday and Saturday inside a room at the Atlantic Holiday at 403 S. Sixth Ave., and refused to let her leave the room during the incidents, police said.

The woman said she was able to get away from the 38-year-old man on Saturday went to a nearby business for help, according to the report. The man followed the woman to the business and witnesses said he threatened to harm her, but the patrons refused to allow him inside.

The man had fled the scene when police arrived and the woman had bruises on her arms from the incidents.