Security fence erected where Ohio women held

ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2013 file photo, members of the FBI evidence response team carry out the front screen door from the house where three women were held captive, in Cleveland. Cleveland officials are trying to keep the house intact until the trial of the women's suspected abductor is concluded. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — An imposing, 10-foot privacy fence has been erected around the home of a Cleveland rape and kidnapping suspect charged with holding three women captive for about a decade.

And the home of Ariel Castro, where the windows had been blocked off from the inside and doors double- and triple-padlocked, has been boarded up.

Patrols cars were still parked across the entrances to the block Monday to keep away drive-by onlookers.

The run-down house has become a two-story piece of evidence in the abduction and imprisonment case of the three women.

Councilman Brian Cummins says threats to burn down the house have been circulating on city streets.