DA: Knife-wielding Bucks man kept girlfriend hostage in police standoff

November 27, 2018

Michael Chesnes Jr, 38, allegedly held his estranged girlfriend at knifepoint on Monday, according to police.

By Staff

A Bristol man was arrested late Monday after a prolonged standoff with police, during which he held his estranged girlfriend hostage and threatened to kill himself, investigators said Tuesday.

Michael Chesnes Jr., 38, has been charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated assault and related offenses, court records show. He faces a preliminary hearing in the case on Dec. 5 and remained in custody in lieu of 10 percent of $9 million bail.

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