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Hostage Situation

Man, Hostage Dead After SoCal Standoff

AP | Posted 10.02.2014 | Crime

HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a hostage standoff at a San Bernardino County home ended with the shooting deaths of a woman and a man who w...

Police: Gunman Still Holding Child Hostage

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 03.31.2013 | Crime

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — Speaking into a 4-inch-wide ventilation pipe, hostage negotiators tried Thursday to talk a man into releasing a kindergarte...

School Bus Hostage Suspect Identified

AP | Posted 01.30.2013 | Crime

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. -- Neighbors of an Alabama man accused of killing a school bus driver and taking a child hostage in an ongoing standoff say he was ...

Police: Gunman Still Holding Child Hostage

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 03.31.2013 | Crime

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — A gunman holed up in a bunker with a 5-year-old hostage kept law officers at bay Wednesday in an all-night, all-day standof...

BREAKING: Hostage Situation At Pittsburgh High-Rise

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 11.21.2012 | Crime

PITTSBURGH -- An armed suicidal man who held a businessman hostage inside a downtown Pittsburgh office building for more than five hours Friday, posti...

New Adventure For Pirate Hostage Survivors

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.04.2012 | World

Paul and Rachel Chandler are severely testing the old saw about getting back on the horse. Kidnapped at sea three years ago and held for 388 days by S...

'Extremely Dangerous' Gunman Holding Hostage After Botched Robbery

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 08.12.2012 | Crime

OMAHA, Neb. — A man held hostage for hours Tuesday by a gunman in a western Nebraska drugstore has escaped but was wounded while getting away, p...

Prison Guard Rescued After Being Held Hostage

AP | MEG KINNARD and JACK JONES | Posted 08.06.2012 | Crime

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A guard held hostage at a South Carolina high security prison was rescued early Wednesday after a standoff of more than six hou...

Guard Taken Hostage At South Carolina Prison

AP | Posted 08.05.2012 | Crime

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prisons spokesman says a guard has been taken hostage at a maximum-security complex in the central part of...

Hostage Situation Ends In Fatal Shooting At New Jersey Mall

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.08.2012 | Crime

A shoplifter was shot and killed by cops after he took a hostage at a New Jersey mall late Thursday afternoon. Officers told NBC New York that a ma...

Fallen Shows the Extraordinary Talent of Karin Slaughter

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.07.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Fallen is Karin Slaughter's latest novel and once again she carries forward the characters she has created in her past novels. Each of her books stand...

Cops: Wisconsin High School Hostage Taker Had Over 200 Rounds Of Ammo

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

MARINETTE, Wis. — For about two hours, no one at Marinette High School knew Sam Hengel was holding his social studies class hostage with two pis...

Accidental 'Butt Dial' Sends SWAT Team Into Middle School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Chicago-area police may be feeling a bit silly after storming a middle school Monday in what they thought was a hostage situation. The real culprit: A...

Cops: Wisconsin High School Student Has Taken 23 Students, 1 Teacher Hostage

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

MARINETTE, Wis. — A 15-year-old student who held about two dozen students and a teacher hostage for several hours in a classroom at a Wisconsin ...

3 Hostages, 4 Militants Die In Pakistan Operation To Free Hostages From Taliban

AP | MOHAMMAD YUSUF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — Pakistan's army says commandos have caught the last militant who attacked its headquarters and took dozens of hostages. ...

Attacks demonstrate Taliban resurgence in Pakistan

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — A week of terror strikes across Pakistan, capped by a stunning assault on army headquarters, show the Taliban have rebounded and app...