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#Hostage

# hostage - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Ukrainian police say hostages freed and man detained after bus siege
# Lutsk
# Lutsk

Ukrainian police say hostages freed and man detained after bus siege

Updated Jul 21st 2020, 8:16 PM 11,905 Views 3 Comments

The assailant was armed and carrying explosives, police said.

# hostage - Friday 31 January, 2020

Man shot dead in India after taking over 20 children hostage at his daughter's birthday
# India
# India

Man shot dead in India after taking over 20 children hostage at his daughter's birthday

Jan 31st 2020, 8:56 AM 23,425 Views 42 Comments

His wife was also beaten to death during the incident.

# hostage - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Gunman shot dead by police after holding bus passengers hostage in Rio
# Brazil
# Brazil

Gunman shot dead by police after holding bus passengers hostage in Rio

Updated Aug 20th 2019, 2:45 PM 21,413 Views 5 Comments

The man boarded a bus in Rio de Janeiro earlier today.

# hostage - Friday 31 May, 2019

Three dead after man takes two women hostage in Zurich flat
# Hostage Situation
# Hostage Situation

Three dead after man takes two women hostage in Zurich flat

May 31st 2019, 4:54 PM 14,174 Views 1 Comment

Zurich police confirmed that three people – two women and a man – have died.

# hostage - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Four people taken hostage in shop in France
# Toulouse
# Toulouse

Four people taken hostage in shop in France

May 7th 2019, 5:48 PM 28,965 Views 17 Comments

Police have surrounded the convenience store and evacuated the area.

# hostage - Monday 26 March, 2018

Far-left French politician arrested over tweet appearing to celebrate heroic policeman's death
# Hostage Situation
# Hostage Situation

Far-left French politician arrested over tweet appearing to celebrate heroic policeman's death

Mar 26th 2018, 9:08 AM 30,640 Views 103 Comments

The policeman offered himself in exchange for a woman being used as a human shield.

# hostage - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Policeman who swapped himself for hostage in supermarket siege dies of injuries
# France
# France

Policeman who swapped himself for hostage in supermarket siege dies of injuries

Mar 24th 2018, 7:11 AM 78,481 Views 50 Comments

Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame died early this morning. Emmanuel Macron has paid tribute to his bravery.

# hostage - Sunday 21 January, 2018

18 people killed in Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack, including 14 foreigners
# Hostage
# Hostage

18 people killed in Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack, including 14 foreigners

Jan 21st 2018, 2:45 PM 15,502 Views 31 Comments

Afghan security forces killed all six attackers during the night-time siege.

# hostage - Monday 23 October, 2017

'There was a guy walking towards us with a sawn-off shotgun': Witnesses to bowling alley hostage situation
# UK
# UK

'There was a guy walking towards us with a sawn-off shotgun': Witnesses to bowling alley hostage situation

Oct 23rd 2017, 7:00 AM 11,492 Views 2 Comments

The arrest came after police evacuated the area on being alerted to the gunman.

# hostage - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Eleven people killed as gunmen hold hostages at Somali city restaurant
# Pizza House
# Pizza House

Eleven people killed as gunmen hold hostages at Somali city restaurant

Jun 14th 2017, 10:08 PM 9,411 Views 5 Comments

The attack began when a car bomb exploded outside a Pizza House restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

# hostage - Monday 5 June, 2017

Possible terror link probed as police shoot dead hostage-taker in Melbourne
# Australia
# Australia

Possible terror link probed as police shoot dead hostage-taker in Melbourne

Jun 5th 2017, 1:44 PM 27,218 Views 17 Comments

Three officers were injured as police stormed the building in the Brighton suburb.

# hostage - Friday 17 February, 2017

Court hears man 'threatened to break his wife's teeth with knuckle-duster' at Ballyogan house
# Court
# Court

Court hears man 'threatened to break his wife's teeth with knuckle-duster' at Ballyogan house

Feb 17th 2017, 7:35 PM 25,285 Views 0 Comments

The man was refused bail and is due to appear in court again on 24 February.

# hostage - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Hostage situation at south Dublin house ends after woman released unharmed
# Ballyogan
# Ballyogan

Hostage situation at south Dublin house ends after woman released unharmed

Feb 16th 2017, 4:40 PM 37,444 Views 13 Comments

The man who allegedly held her hostage has left the house this afternoon.

# hostage - Monday 2 January, 2017

60 killed in Brazil prison riot with many beheaded and guards held hostage while inmates escaped
# Crime Gangs
# Crime Gangs

60 killed in Brazil prison riot with many beheaded and guards held hostage while inmates escaped

Jan 2nd 2017, 4:45 PM 25,164 Views 20 Comments

Officials say it’s the biggest prison massacre ever to take place in the area.

# hostage - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida
# Bank Robbery
# Bank Robbery

Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida

Dec 1st 2016, 5:53 PM 11,322 Views 6 Comments

A SWAT team stormed the building after the gunman was distracted by two people making a run for it.

# hostage - Monday 24 October, 2016

Sailors held hostage for nearly five years 'ate rats' to survive
# Somali Pirates
# Somali Pirates

Sailors held hostage for nearly five years 'ate rats' to survive

Oct 24th 2016, 1:01 PM 27,023 Views 13 Comments

The men – from China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Taiwan – were captured by Somali pirates in 2012.

# hostage - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Men who killed French priest pledge allegiance to Islamic State in video
# Hostage
# Hostage

Men who killed French priest pledge allegiance to Islamic State in video

Jul 27th 2016, 10:59 PM 19,446 Views 199 Comments

The young men hold hands as they swear “obedience” to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

# hostage - Saturday 2 July, 2016

20 hostages killed in Bangladesh, many "brutally hacked to death"
# Hostage Situation
# Hostage Situation

20 hostages killed in Bangladesh, many "brutally hacked to death"

Jul 2nd 2016, 8:56 AM 36,029 Views 163 Comments

Around 20 people of different nationalities are being held hostage.

# hostage - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

British hostage had photo taken with EgyptAir hijacker
# Cyprus
# Cyprus

British hostage had photo taken with EgyptAir hijacker

Mar 30th 2016, 7:42 AM 40,680 Views 67 Comments

“I figured if his bomb was real I’d nothing to lose anyway”.

# hostage - Friday 4 September, 2015

People-smuggling gang sentenced to over 80 years in prison
# England
# England

People-smuggling gang sentenced to over 80 years in prison

Sep 4th 2015, 7:03 PM 14,324 Views 17 Comments

Immigrants had paid £10,000 before leaving India and were then held hostage at a flat in England.

# hostage - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Teacher talks down 14-year-old who held classmates at gunpoint
# West Virginia
# West Virginia

Teacher talks down 14-year-old who held classmates at gunpoint

Aug 26th 2015, 7:15 PM 18,041 Views 28 Comments

“We all held hands and said a prayer.”

# hostage - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Croatia's PM says he fears the worst for ISIS hostage, can't confirm death
# Beheading
# Beheading

Croatia's PM says he fears the worst for ISIS hostage, can't confirm death

Aug 12th 2015, 5:10 PM 7,525 Views 20 Comments

The Islamic State group claims to have beheaded Tomislav Salopek, who was abducted last month in Egypt.

# hostage - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Isis threatens to execute European hostage unless jailed women are freed
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Isis threatens to execute European hostage unless jailed women are freed

Aug 6th 2015, 9:11 PM 15,922 Views 36 Comments

In a video posted online by the jihadists, the Croatian identifies himself as Tomislav Salopek.

# hostage - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Woman escapes from hostage situation by ordering a pizza
# Clever Thinking
# Clever Thinking

Woman escapes from hostage situation by ordering a pizza

May 6th 2015, 5:27 PM 31,665 Views 15 Comments

The woman and her three children were being held hostage inside the house by her boyfriend.

# hostage - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Former FBI hostage-negotiation trainer explains how to get people to do what you want
# Just Listen
# Just Listen

Former FBI hostage-negotiation trainer explains how to get people to do what you want

Apr 12th 2015, 9:00 PM 54,913 Views 57 Comments

Sometimes it’s more about listening to other people than making sure yours is the loudest voice.

# hostage - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Police officer stabbed in the head by man who took baby hostage
# London
# London

Police officer stabbed in the head by man who took baby hostage

Mar 1st 2015, 6:41 PM 29,098 Views 9 Comments

The 20-year-old man has been arrested.

# hostage - Friday 6 February, 2015

IS claims an American hostage was killed in a coalition air strike
# Raqa
# Raqa

IS claims an American hostage was killed in a coalition air strike

Feb 6th 2015, 6:08 PM 10,121 Views 74 Comments

US officials have declined to comment on the reports.

'We will eradicate them' - Jordan launches full assault on Islamic State after hostage killing
# Maaz Al-Kassasbeh
# Maaz Al-Kassasbeh

'We will eradicate them' - Jordan launches full assault on Islamic State after hostage killing

Feb 6th 2015, 11:29 AM 14,580 Views 78 Comments

The state says it is going after Isis “with everything that we have “.

# hostage - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Jordanian pilot held hostage by Islamic State 'burned alive'
# Al-kassabeh
# Al-kassabeh

Jordanian pilot held hostage by Islamic State 'burned alive'

Feb 3rd 2015, 5:19 PM 32,034 Views 293 Comments

The video appears to show Maaz al-Kassasbeh locked in a metal cage.

# hostage - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Islamic State claims it has beheaded Japanese hostage
# IS HOSTAGE
# IS HOSTAGE

Islamic State claims it has beheaded Japanese hostage

Feb 1st 2015, 12:30 PM 27,841 Views 132 Comments

Both US and Japanese authorities are trying to verify the footage.

# hostage - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

'Decapitate him, burn him alive': Islamic State supporters call for hostage's death
# Twitter
# Twitter

'Decapitate him, burn him alive': Islamic State supporters call for hostage's death

Dec 30th 2014, 6:20 PM 23,897 Views 75 Comments

Moaz al-Kasasba was captured last week after his plane was reportedly shot down in Syria.

# hostage - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Pilot captured after Islamic State shoots down coalition jet for the first time
# Hostage
# Hostage

Pilot captured after Islamic State shoots down coalition jet for the first time

Dec 24th 2014, 2:17 PM 9,717 Views 77 Comments

It is believed a heat-seeking missile shot down the warplane.

# hostage - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

'I'll Ride With You': A blueprint for how we should deal with terrorism
# Australia
# Australia

'I'll Ride With You': A blueprint for how we should deal with terrorism

Dec 16th 2014, 1:00 PM 237 Views 60 Comments

Yesterday’s gesture by a Sydney commuter was an extraordinary show of solidarity and humanity – showing what differentiates us is negligible in comparison to what unites us.

The Morning After: Australia remembers heroes of Sydney siege
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

The Morning After: Australia remembers heroes of Sydney siege

Dec 16th 2014, 9:19 AM 9,831 Views 22 Comments

Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson were killed yesterday.

Offensive letters, sexual assault and murder: The man who held a Sydney café hostage
# Lone Wolf
# Lone Wolf

Offensive letters, sexual assault and murder: The man who held a Sydney café hostage

Dec 16th 2014, 7:34 AM 10,124 Views 39 Comments

Man Haron Monis was well known to police and had a significant number of charges against him before yesterday’s siege.

# hostage - Monday 15 December, 2014

Three gunmen in Belgian siege 'taken outside with their hands in the air'
# Ghent
# Ghent

Three gunmen in Belgian siege 'taken outside with their hands in the air'

Dec 15th 2014, 2:14 PM 18,522 Views 32 Comments

The victim is understood to be safe and well.

Australian commuters offer to accompany Muslims to work if they don't feel safe
# Illridewithyou
# Illridewithyou

Australian commuters offer to accompany Muslims to work if they don't feel safe

Dec 15th 2014, 10:45 AM 16,811 Views 71 Comments

It follows fears that Muslims may be targeted after a gunman took several people hostage in a cafe.

# hostage - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Al Qaida threatens to kill US hostage and mocks 'foolish' rescue attempt
# Luke Somers
# Luke Somers

Al Qaida threatens to kill US hostage and mocks 'foolish' rescue attempt

Dec 4th 2014, 11:04 PM 14,338 Views 35 Comments

“I’m certain that my life is in danger…If anything can be done, please let it be done.”

# hostage - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Captured British journalist warns of "another Vietnam" in war with Islamic State
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Captured British journalist warns of "another Vietnam" in war with Islamic State

Sep 23rd 2014, 4:09 PM 10,014 Views 51 Comments

John Cantlie claims he was “abandoned” by the British government.

# hostage - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Wife of British taxi driver captured by Islamic State pleads with captors to release him
# Hostage
# Hostage

Wife of British taxi driver captured by Islamic State pleads with captors to release him

Sep 21st 2014, 8:06 AM 13,277 Views 24 Comments

“I cannot see how it could assist any State’s allow the world to see a man like Alan dying,” she said.

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