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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Hostage situation

This year
Man arrested after holding hostage at Belfast hotel
The PSNI paid credit to staff and guests of the hotel who coped with the “terrifying ordeal” yesterday evening.
Last year
Man who took people hostage in Amsterdam Apple store dies of injuries
The man entered the Apple store armed with two guns, sparking a tense five-hour-long ordeal.
Hostage drama at Amsterdam Apple store ends after gunman hit with car
Dutch police said: “We managed to stop the hostage-taker by hitting him with a car the moment he ran outside”.
All time
Three dead after man takes two women hostage in Zurich flat
Zurich police confirmed that three people – two women and a man – have died.
Far-left French politician arrested over tweet appearing to celebrate heroic policeman's death
The policeman offered himself in exchange for a woman being used as a human shield.
Man arrested in Dutch radio station after taking woman hostage over car park argument
The NOS newscaster said the man was armed with a knife.
Hostage situation at south Dublin house ends after woman released unharmed
The man who allegedly held her hostage has left the house this afternoon.
All staff evacuated as police negotiate with armed man in Turkish hospital
It is believed that the man is a patient at the hospital’s psychiatric unit.
20 hostages killed in Bangladesh, many "brutally hacked to death"
Around 20 people of different nationalities are being held hostage.
London hostage situation resolved as man arrested
Police confirmed that the situation was not terror related.
Gunman dead, two other fatalities as police storm Sydney siege café
Seven hostages ran from the building — just seconds before police entered with stun grenades and live fire.
40 years ago, this is how 'Stockholm Syndrome' was born
The man who took hostages in a Swedish bank in August 1973 tells his story – and how those he had taken prisoner “more or less sided with me”.
Algeria: 18 killed - including seven hostages - in 'final assault'
Algerian security forces are now thought to be sweeping the gas plant to remove landmines planted around it.
Algerians still pursuing 'terrorists' at gas field: Cameron
Cameron said he was “disappointed” to have not been informed in advance of the assault on the plant
Has The Onion gone too far with #CongressHostage story?
A ‘news story’, tweets and now a video falsely claim there is a hostage situation involving young children at the United States Congress building in Washington. It has not gone down well in some quarters.