Bail tops $1M for man charged after hostage standoff

January 16, 2018
Donald Gazawayis seen in an undated photo provided by the Butler County, Ohio, Jail. Authorities outside Cincinnati have jailed Gazaway after they say he surrendered early Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, to end a hostage standoff of around 30 hours. Gazaway is charged with kidnapping, felonious assault and inducing panic.(Butler County Jail via AP)

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Bonds totaling more than $1 million have been set for a man accused of firing shots while using a 10-year-old boy as a shield during a hostage standoff that lasted about 30 hours in southwest Ohio.

Butler County Magistrate John McNally informed 31-year-old Donald Gazaway of the bonds on charges including kidnapping during a court session Tuesday. The suspect appeared via video. Gazaway didn’t have an attorney yet.

He was jailed Sunday after surrendering to authorities who had been called late Friday night to an apartment in the northern Cincinnati suburb of Liberty Township.

Authorities said the man fired as many as 30 shots, hitting an armored vehicle. There were no injuries.

The gunman later barricaded himself with the unrelated child inside a vehicle in a garage.

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