Ex-firefighter gets prison for holding colleagues hostage

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Posted: Dec 05, 2016 5:06 PM

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A former firefighter who held four colleagues hostage at gunpoint after he was terminated from the suburban Philadelphia department where they all volunteered has been sentenced to at least a decade in prison.

KYW-TV reports (http://cbsloc.al/2g3kvYP) 27-year-old Paul Jordan was sentenced Monday to 10 to 20 years in state prison.

Jordan held the firefighters on March 31, 2015, in the basement of LaMott Fire Company, 10 miles north of Philadelphia. Jordan fired one gunshot into a wall before surrendering to police, but no one was injured.

Jordan was angry because he was expelled after a prospective member accused him of sexual harassment.

He pleaded guilty over the summer to charges including kidnapping.

The court has recommended Jordan get treatment for severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Information from: KYW-TV, http://www.kywtv.com