FRANKLIN, Ohio — Police in southwestern Ohio say a man accused of holding three people hostage in a house for hours is in custody on kidnapping and domestic violence charges.
The man was arrested after a Monday morning standoff in Franklin, a Warren County town between Dayton and Cincinnati.
A statement from Franklin police Chief Russ Whitman says 44-year-old Jason Cole was being held without bond. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Cole has an attorney.
Whitman says Cole held two adults and a 6-year-old child at gunpoint for about three hours. Police say a man and the child escaped out a window, and a woman was released shortly afterward and taken to a hospital with injuries she suffered in an assault.
Police say Cole exited the house and was arrested without further incident.
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