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Winooski man facing firearm charges accused of holding child hostage

Jordan Atwood
Jordan Atwood(WCAX)
Published: Sep. 19, 2020 at 9:28 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2020 at 6:11 AM EDT
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WINOOSKI, Vt. (WCAX) - A man recently accused of illegally having a rifle and pistol and walking around with them near Burlington protestors is in trouble again.

Police say Jordan Atwood, 26, is being held without bail after an incident over the weekend involving a child.

Officers say they got a call on Saturday that Atwood was holding a child hostage and had a gun.

They say he eventually left the house with the child, who wasn’t hurt.

Atwood is being held without bail for multiple charges, including first-degree unlawful restraint, first-degree aggravated domestic assault, violation of conditions of release and offense in the presence of a child.

Police say he’s also facing several firearms-related offenses.

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