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Three kidnapped girls in Ohio released from hospital in good health

They disappeared ten years ago when they were in their teens and early twenties, now three Ohio women have been released from hospital in good health after being found in a Cleveland home.

Hospital officials said the girls are in a good mental state and physically healthy, although they would not elaborate further on their condition.

It appears the three girls were kidnapped and held inside the Cleveland home for more than ten years, until they managed to escape Monday.

The girls’ escape began when a man heard banging and noticed a young woman’s arm reaching out from the locked front door of his neighbour’s house.

He then helped pry the door open, before letting the woman use his phone to call police.

“I’m Amanda Berry, I’ve been on the news for the last ten years,” Berry told police dispatchers.

Berry, who is one of the three girls, all of whom were feared dead, was abducted in April 2003 just a day before her 17th birthday.

Also freed from the home was Gina DeJesus, who disappeared in 2004 when she was 14.

The third woman who was freed was Michelle Knight, who police also believe was kidnapped in her early twenties or teens.

The 52-year-old owner of the house and his two brothers were arrested. The two brothers do not live in the home, according to police.

The man who rescued the woman says he saw no previous signs of anything strange going on at the home.

“We see this dude everyday, I been here a year, not a clue that girl was in that house, or anybody was in that house against their will,” the neighbour said.

Officials have planned a conference on Tuesday morning to update the investigation.