Man takes boy hostage, fires at police officers
WEST CHESTER, OHIO >> Authorities
4 outside Cincinnati say police are negotiating with a gunman who’s been holding a 10-year-old boy hostage at an apartment complex. The suspect fired more than 30 shots at authorities, hitting an armored vehicle and a robot outside the building.
The hostage situation in Liberty Township, Ohio, began just after midnight Saturday. No injuries have been reported and the two have been given food and water.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones told WXIX-TV there was an altercation inside an apartment and that a man who doesn’t live there stayed behind with the boy. The sheriff says the man isn’t related to the boy. Jones says the gunman later barricaded himself in a garage with the child.