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Air Force Museum visitors settle federal lawsuit over cuffs

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio family handcuffed and held at gunpoint during a visit to the National Air Force Museum has settled a federal civil lawsuit for $40,000.

The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2qDBQSa ) Alice and Wendy Hill will pay their attorneys out of the $40,000.

Air Force base security drew guns on the Hills’ van as the family left the museum parking lot in April 2014. A 911 caller reported a family casing visitor vehicles. The Hills say then 8-year-old Aaron was looking at car license plates from all the different states.

The family originally sought $75,000 and a jury trial. Their attorney says he believes the settlement amount is fair.

Air Force officials have since apologized, offering another visit.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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