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US boss held hostage by employees in his company’s China factory

An American boss is being held hostage by his employees at the company’s factory outside Beijing, China.

Chip Starnes, the founder and president of Coral Springs, Florida-based Specialty Medical Supplies, was taken hostage on Friday by around 100 workers, who barricaded the building’s exits and refused to let Starnes leave the building.

The employees, who feared they were going to be laid off without serverance pay, are demanding that Starnes agree to pay them the compensation that 30 previously laid off workers had received.

Starnes told CBS News that he felt he was being held in “a cage like an animal.”

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