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Chatham man held without bail after weekend hostage standoff - Metro US

Chatham man held without bail after weekend hostage standoff

Metro file

A Cape Cod man is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing later this month after authorities say he kidnapped a woman over the weekend.

Chatham Police said two men and a woman were being held hostage by 28-year-old Christian Joseph Sica, who was armed with a gun, before 5 a.m. Sunday.

Prosecutors request a dangerousness hearing if they believe the defendant is a danger to the public. A ruling in the state’s favor would let authorities hold the defendant for up to 90 days before trial.

Sica was arraigned on charges of kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault on a police officer, possession of a firearm and assault with a dangerous weapon Wednesday.

Sica told the two men to leave his apartment at 11 Chatham Bars Avenue, while the woman was forced to stay, according to police.

The two men fled the apartment and called the cops. Police secured the area around the downtown Chatham apartment and called in the Cape Cod Regional SWAT team.

Police recovered a fully loaded .45 caliber gun inside the apartment.

Sica’s dangerousness hearing is scheduled for Jan. 16.

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