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  • Bank robbery, gunbattle leaves 3 dead Play Video

    July 17, 2014 2:24 AM

    STOCKTON, CA - Police in Central California say a second suspect has died after a bank robbery and gunbattle that led to the death of a hostage. Stockton police say that in all, three people are dead in Wednesday's violence, which included a high-speed chase that left cars and houses... more »
  • Memorial service held for bank hostages

    August 20, 2013 6:50 PM

    ST. JOSEPH - People gathered at the site of a deadly hostage standoff in Tensas Parish tonight to remember the two bank workers who died after being shot by their captor last week. The memorial prayer service happened one week after State Police said 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed walked... more »
  • Services set for two murdered in bank standoff

    August 15, 2013 10:41 PM

    ST. JOSEPH- Funeral services are set for this weekend for two bank employees who were killed by a hostage-taker in Tensas Parish Tuesday night. LaDean McDaniel and Jay Warbington were shot inside the bank where they worked, the Tensas State Bank, by Fuaed Ahmed, 20, a local whose family... more »
  • The hostage standoff victims

    August 14, 2013 10:36 PM

    ALEXANDRIA- A female bank employee is listed in critical condition, still recovering after she was shot during a hostage situation in rural central Louisiana Tuesday. LeDean McDaniel survived with injuries, Jay Warbington was killed and Patricia White was released hours before Fuaed A. Ahmed, 20, shot her coworkers. All... more »
  • La. hostage-taker wrote about anger over breakup

    August 14, 2013 2:20 PM

    ST. JOSEPH- A Louisiana sheriff says the gunman in a fatal hostage standoff was angry at his ex-girlfriend's family and believed they were responsible for a device in his head. Tensas Parish Sheriff Rickey Jones says 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed left a list of demands in a van parked near... more »
  • New details released about deadly standoff, gunman

    August 14, 2013 10:43 AM

    ST. JOSEPH - State Police and LSU released more information about a deadly hostage standoff in Tensas Parish and the person responsible, who had ties to Baton Rouge. State Police said this morning the a male hostage died after he was shot by 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed at the... more »
  • 5 Ga. firefighters taken hostage; SWAT on scene

    April 10, 2013 4:20 PM

    SUWANEE, Ga. - Authorities in northeast Georgia say a gunman has barricaded himself in a home and is holding four firefighters hostage. Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter says five firefighters on Wednesday responded to a medical call in Suwanee. They were taken hostage by a suspect he didn't identify... more »
  • FBI: No other explosives found near Ala. bunker

    February 7, 2013 6:46 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - Bomb technicians have found no more explosives in wrapping up their search of the rural Alabama property of Jimmy Lee Dykes, the man who shot dead a school bus driver and held a boy in an underground bunker for nearly a week. Dykes was killed Monday... more »
  • FBI: Ala. captor rigged bunker, waged 'firefight'

    February 6, 2013 7:02 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - As FBI and police negotiators spent days seeking to coax an Alabama man into freeing a boy held hostage in an underground bunker, the captor was making plans of his own. FBI special agent Jason Pack said in an email that bomb technicians found two explosive... more »
  • Relative: Child happy to be home after rescue

    February 5, 2013 7:25 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - Relatives of the 5-year-old boy freed when federal agents raided the underground bunker of a hostage-taker in Alabama say the youngster is relieved to be home and appears to be doing well. The boy's great uncle, Berlin Enfinger, said in an interview on ABC's Good Morning... more »
  • Official: Boy safe, abductor dead after standoff

    February 4, 2013 4:13 PM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - A law enforcement official says a 5-year-old has been safely released after a weeklong standoff between police and the boy's abductor. The law enforcement official briefed on the situation said Monday that Jim Dykes, the man who abducted the boy from a school bus after fatally... more »
  • Alabama standoff enters its 7th day

    February 4, 2013 6:18 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - The Alabama hostage standoff is entering its seventh day and more details are emerging about the suspect at the center of it. Neighbors and officials are painting a picture of 65-year-old Jim Lee Dykes as an isolated man estranged from his family. Authorities say Dykes, --... more »
  • Negotiators talking to Ala. captor through pipe

    February 1, 2013 5:47 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - More than three days after he allegedly shot a school bus driver dead, grabbed a kindergartner and slipped into an underground bunker, Jimmy Lee Dykes is showing no signs of turning himself over to police. Hostage negotiators in Midland City, Ala., tried Thursday to persuade the... more »
  • Standoff continues in Alabama

    January 31, 2013 7:37 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - More than a day after a 5-year-old Alabama boy was taken off a school bus at gunpoint, police are still trying to win the child's safe release. SWAT teams have been gathered outside a bunker, where authorities say 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes is holding the boy.... more »
  • Hostage-taker's getaway car recovered in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 23, 2013 12:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police have found the car they believe was the planned getaway vehicle in a Monday night armed robbery that eventually led to a hostage standoff and police shooting in West Baton Rouge where the suspect was killed. Authorities had been looking for the black Pontiac Firebird since... more »
  • Police identify suspect killed in hostage standoff Play Video

    January 22, 2013 10:28 AM

    ADDIS - Authorities identified the suspect killed during a hostage standoff last night, and said one other person connected to the case is still on the loose. Col. Richie Johnson with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said police shot and killed Ray Charles Hayes, 50, as he threatened... more »
  • Hostage suspect shot, killed when he began to threaten hostage

    January 21, 2013 8:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A kidnapper was shot and killed by authorities in West Baton Rouge Monday night, after threatening to shoot and kill the hostage he snatched at gunpoint earlier in the evening. The man's name has not been released. The hostage is recovering from injuries sustained after a car... more »
  • LSP: Robbery turns into hostage situation

    January 21, 2013 6:33 PM

    ADDIS - Authorities confirmed they are working a hostage situation at this hour in West Baton Rouge Parish. State Police said they are assisting Addis Police in the situation, after the suspect crashed a stolen police cruiser near the Intracoastal Canal. Troopers said it started as a robbery... more »
  • State Dept: Americans still hostage in Algeria

    January 18, 2013 12:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says Americans are still held hostage in Algeria on the third day of a standoff with militants at a natural gas complex in the Sahara. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says the U.S. is working with Algeria and other governments to try to secure their... more »
  • Hostage-taker posts to Facebook, page pulled

    September 21, 2012 12:45 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Facebook has shut down the profile page of a man police say took a hostage inside a downtown Pittsburgh high-rise and posted updates as authorities tried to negotiate with him. The profile page for 22-year-old Klein Michael Thaxton was shut down around 1 p.m. Friday, about five hours... more »
  • Suspects wanted for two Assumption home invasions Play Video

    November 17, 2011 5:51 PM

    PLATTENVILLE- Assumption Parish deputies say there is a connection between two home invasions. The first one happened around 10:00 pm Wednesday. Madeline Breaux says two men broke into her home and demanded money. They held Breaux and her two children captive most of the night. When Breaux's boyfriend... more »
  • Miss. man reportedly taken hostage in Nigeria

    November 9, 2010 12:00 PM

    A Mississippi man reportedly is one of seven people taken hostage during an attack on an oil rig off the coast of Africa. WLOX-TV reported that James Robertson of Silver Creek, Miss., was taken by gunmen early Monday from the rig about seven miles off the coast of Nigeria.... more »
  • Man arrested after he tries to rob store, takes two hostage

    November 4, 2010 6:19 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - A man was arrested after authorities said he tried to rob a grocery store in Independence then took two people hostage. Authorities said Percy Griffin Jr., Amite, approached a cashier and off-duty employee at the customer service desk and demanded the cashier “put all the money in the... more »
  • Army: Ex-soldier takes 3 hospital workers hostage

    September 6, 2010 11:29 AM

    The Army says a former soldier demanding behavioral treatment took three workers hostage at a Georgia military hospital before surrendering. Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson says no one was hurt during the short standoff early Monday at the post's Winn Army Community Hospital. Larson says the man was... more »
  • Gunman at Discovery Channel HQ shot, killed by police

    September 1, 2010 4:17 PM

    UPDATE: Police say the gunman who took three people hostage at the Discovery Channel network's programming has died after they shot him. All three hostages escaped safely. Police spent several hours negotiating with him after he burst into the suburban Washington building about 1 p.m. waving a handgun and with... more »
  • Police: Gunman holds hostage in Discovery building

    September 1, 2010 1:09 PM

    Police in Maryland say a gunman has entered the Discovery Channel headquarters in Silver Springs and has taken at least one person hostage. Footage from WJLA-TV showed police SUVs and cruisers with their lights on. Cpl. Dan Friz told the channel that a gunman was in the building.... more »

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