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      Holland man sentenced for stand-off

      Sunset Home on Indian Rd, Ottawa Hills

      The Holland man involved in two standoffs with police has been sentenced for one of his crimes.

      Michael Swiergosz, 47, was sentenced to seven years behind bars for firing a shot near his wife during a standoff at his Holland home in March 2009. He is awaiting trial on charges stemming from a second stand-off that took place a month after the first incident.

      Police say Swiergosz held his wife hostage at her workplace, the Sunset House retirement home, in late April. He allegedy held her captive in a back room of the Ottawa Hills facility for five hours.

      A trial date is set for Jan. 26 for the second incident.

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