Decades later, hostage describes how a shotgun to his head changed his life


By Marisa Yamane

One of Hawaii’s most notorious standoffs went down 22 years ago this week.

John Miranda took his former co-workers hostage on Sand Island, leading to an hours-long face-off with police.

Honolulu police officers had their guns drawn, and Miranda had his shotgun taped to the head of a man named Tom McNeil.

McNeil now lives in Canada, where he moved to in 2010, but agreed to share his story with KHON2 News.

“I was just beyond scared having it duct-taped to my head,” McNeil said. “I showed very little emotion, was just letting the hostage negotiators do their job with him and try to …read more

Source:: KHON2 News