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posted: 4/27/2010 12:01 AM

911 call for help during carjacking put on hold

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ATLANTA -- Four college students say they were put on hold when they tried to call 911 for help when they were carjacked at gunpoint in Atlanta.

The students said at a news conference at Morehouse College on Monday that two of them were in the trunk when they tried to call Sunday night. They say they called Morehouse police who sent help.

Morehouse police dispatcher Karen Wells said they seemed calm and were whispering. On the dispatch tape, one of them said, "please hurry, they said they are going to kill us."

Morehouse police Chief Vernon Worthy confirmed the four were carjacked. Three go to Morehouse, the fourth to American InterContiental University.

Two of three suspects have been arrested.

Atlanta police had no immediate comment on why the men were put on hold.