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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Hostage

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# Australia
Watch: Man in stand-off with police in Sydney
A man appears to be holding his daughter hostage and claims to have a bomb strapped to him.
# Tragic
Gunman shoots seven, including daughter, before taking his own life
The shooting took place in the town of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rodrick Shonte Dantzler killed five adults and two children, and took three more people hostage.
# Oversharing
Too much information? Man posts Facebook updates during 16-hour police standoff
Jason Valdez had held a woman hostage for 16 hours, continually updating his Facebook as police wait outside.
# Texas
Texas man sets fire to mother, takes teacher hostage
George James Bradley, 32, is arrested after holding a teacher at knifepoint and leaving his mother with third-degree burns.
# France
20 children taken hostage at French kindergarten released
Reports that a man armed with two swords has released the children and teacher he took hostage at a French school this morning.