CHICAGO (AP) — Two parolees have been charged with holding two adults and six children hostage in a 20-hour standoff in a Chicago suburb.
Bond was set Friday at $2.5 million for 41-year-old Peter Williams of Chicago and at $2 million for 40-year-old David Jordan, a convicted murderer from Dixmoor who was under electronic monitoring.
The standoff began as a burglary attempt in the suburb of Harvey, but the two suspects barricaded themselves inside the home with the hostages.
Harvey’s Acting Police Chief Denard Eaves said Friday that, as the incident began, one of the suspects tried to flee, using a female hostage as a human shield and fired at officers before retreating into the home.
Eaves says the attempted burglary “went horribly wrong” for the two suspects.
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