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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 11,929 Views 3 Comments

The assailant was armed and carrying explosives, police said.

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 23,458 Views 42 Comments

His wife was also beaten to death during the incident.

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 21,439 Views 5 Comments

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

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 14,210 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Four people taken hostage in shop in France

May 7th 2019, 5:48 PM 28,980 Views 17 Comments

Police have surrounded the convenience store and evacuated the area.

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 30,667 Views 92 Comments

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

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 78,510 Views 50 Comments

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

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 15,527 Views 31 Comments

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

'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 11,514 Views 2 Comments

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

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 9,469 Views 5 Comments

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

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 27,237 Views 17 Comments

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

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 25,485 Views 0 Comments

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

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 37,508 Views 13 Comments

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

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 25,211 Views 20 Comments

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

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 11,361 Views 6 Comments

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

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 27,066 Views 15 Comments

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

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 19,541 Views 199 Comments

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

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 36,080 Views 163 Comments

Around 20 people of different nationalities are being held hostage.

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

British hostage had photo taken with EgyptAir hijacker

Mar 30th 2016, 7:42 AM 40,717 Views 67 Comments

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

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 14,364 Views 17 Comments

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

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 18,061 Views 28 Comments

“We all held hands and said a prayer.”

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 7,545 Views 20 Comments

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

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 15,946 Views 36 Comments

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

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 31,686 Views 15 Comments

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

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 54,938 Views 57 Comments

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

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 29,113 Views 9 Comments

The 20-year-old man has been arrested.

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 10,154 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 14,605 Views 78 Comments

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

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 32,080 Views 293 Comments

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

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 27,852 Views 132 Comments

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

'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 23,920 Views 75 Comments

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

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 9,746 Views 77 Comments

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

'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 276 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 9,858 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 10,164 Views 39 Comments

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

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 18,533 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 16,835 Views 71 Comments

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

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 14,347 Views 35 Comments

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

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 10,030 Views 51 Comments

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

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 13,296 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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