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Two men in Myrtle Beach police custody after incident involving racial slur

A 20-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police that he was kidnapped and assaulted by two men, but the men told police that they argued and did not assault the other man, according to a police report.

The man told police that there was an argument regarding a racial slur being used at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of 69th Avenue North, police said.

The man said the man who made the comment was asked to leave and he did, according to the report. The man said two men forced him into the rear seat of a vehicle and he was punched several times by the men before they let him go.

Police stopped the vehicle and one of the men told officers they argued with a man, but that an assault did not occur, according to the report. The men were taken into police custody, but charges have not been filed against them.

A witness told police that she saw three men take the victim away in a vehicle, according to the report. Another witness told police an argument occurred about a racial slur and the suspects yelled at the victim before they put him in the vehicle to go look for the person who made the comment.