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  • Man dies after Georgia bank standoff with police

    July 7, 2017 12:30 PM

    2:10 p.m. MARIETTA - A man who claimed to have a bomb inside a suburban Atlanta bank has died after a standoff with police. Cobb County Police Chief Mike Register told reporters Friday that the unidentified man had died but did not offer further... more »
  • APSO: 'Family matter' causes road closure on Hwy. 42 in Prairieville

    May 14, 2017 6:01 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says a "family matter" was the cause for a closure on Highway 42 Sunday. The incident occurred around 3:40 p.m. on LA 42 near Cully Broussard Road in Prairieville. APSO says deputies responded to an incident involving a "family matter" in the... more »
  • Report: Prosecutor jailed crime victims to enforce testimony

    April 11, 2017 7:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new report says New Orleans prosecutors jailed at least six crime victims to make them testify last year, including a rape victim who was held for eight days. Court Watch NOLA says judges approved at least nine other material witness warrants for victims, but those people... more »
  • Police: Officer fatally shoots man who shot 2, took hostage

    January 16, 2017 7:46 PM

    HERNDON, Va. - Police in Virginia say an officer shot and killed a man who shot two others and then kept a hostage barricaded inside a home even after it caught fire. Fairfax County Police Department spokeswoman Julie Parker told reporters Monday afternoon that after the home in Herndon, a... more »
  • Hostages 'fine,' suspect arrested near University of Alabama

    January 10, 2017 10:53 AM

    TUSCALOOSA – Police say a man was arrested after a hostage situation near the University of Alabama, and all the hostages are reported unharmed. Lt. Teena Richardson, a Tuscaloosa police spokeswoman, said the incident Tuesday morning ended peacefully and said "The hostages are fine." She said there were about eight... more »
  • Child takes note to school; Mom writes she's being held hostage in East Feliciana Play Video

    November 1, 2016 4:31 PM

    CLINTON – A note brought to school by an 11-year-old helped authorities rescue the child's mother who was being held against her will Tuesday. East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Jeff Travis said the child went to school with the message from her mother about her situation. The handwriting insinuated... more »
  • Police say 2 officers killed in Bangladesh attack

    July 1, 2016 2:36 PM

    DHAKA, Bangladesh -Police say two officers have been killed by attackers who stormed a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, taking dozens of hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces. Hospital authorities said another 25 officers and one civilian were being treated for... more »
  • Egyptian plane hijacked, forced to land in Cyrus

    March 29, 2016 3:55 AM

    CAIRO- Egypt's civil aviation authority says an EgyptAir plane has been hijacked while flying from the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria to the capital, Cairo. A Cypriot government official says the hijacked plane landed on Tuesday morning at the airport in Larnaka and that there are suspicions of a bomb... more »
  • Sheriff: Louisiana man fatally shot after hostage standoff

    January 21, 2016 9:14 AM

    PORT BARRE- Authorities in central Louisiana have fatally shot a man after a four-hour hostage standoff with police at a home. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz tells news outlets that 40-year-old Timothy R. Albert died from two gunshot wounds after police entered the home near Port Barre on Wednesday... more »
  • Iran releases 10 U.S. Navy sailors

    January 13, 2016 10:05 AM

    WASHINGTON- Defense Secretary Ash Carter is welcoming the release of 10 U.S. Navy sailors held overnight by Iran. Their boats had crossed into Iranian waters. The nine men and one woman were released by Iran today, along with their vessels, after the head of Iran's Navy says it was determined... more »
  • 18 bodies found after jihadists attack Malian hotel

    November 20, 2015 5:49 AM

    BAMAKO, Mali - Malian national television reported that no more hostages were being held at a luxury hotel after a day-long siege by Islamic militants. National broadcaster ORTM, citing security officials, said 18 bodies already had been at the hotel and that no more hostages were being held. A source... more »
  • US officials: 1 American killed as US military frees Kurdish captives

    October 22, 2015 12:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. military freed a number of Kurdish captives in a rescue mission in northern Iraq on Thursday, and one American was killed in the operation, according to two U.S. defense officials. Details were sketchy in advance of an expected U.S. public announcement. One official, who spoke on... more »
  • Prison workers taken hostage by inmates in South Carolina

    September 6, 2015 2:16 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)- Authorities say inmates took two employees hostage at a maximum security state prison in South Carolina, but they were released without suffering serious injuries. Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said that the hostage situation lasted around six hours Saturday at Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia. Givens... more »
  • Shreveport PD kill man accused of holding teens, shooting at wife, officers

    July 27, 2015 11:35 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - Shreveport police say officers shot and killed a 33-year-old man who shot at them. Police spokesman Bill Goodin identifies the man as Khari Westly. He says the incident started when a teenager called Sunday morning, saying a male relative had been holding her and another... more »
  • Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested

    May 22, 2015 8:21 AM

    WASHINGTON- Authorities have arrested an ex-convict who's accused in the killings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. Members of a fugitive task force arrested 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint around 11 o'clock last night, about a week after authorities say the family was killed and their mansion was set... more »
  • Woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order

    May 6, 2015 4:34 PM

    AVON PARK, FL - A central Florida woman who says her boyfriend was holding her and her children hostage sent a secret message asking for help in an online pizza order. Highlands County Investigators told WFLA-TV a Pizza Hut in Avon Park received an online order for pizza Monday afternoon... more »
  • Kenya officials say 4 attackers killed in university massacre

    April 2, 2015 1:37 PM

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan security officials at the scene of an attack by Islamic extremists on a college in northeast Kenya say the security operation to free hostages is over and that the death toll may be as high as around 150. Dozens of hostages were freed, they said,... more »
  • Prime minister: Japan won't succumb to terrorism

    January 24, 2015 2:18 PM

    TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, says Japan will not succumb to terrorism and will continue to cooperate with the international community in the fight against it. The prime minister spoke after an online posting claimed that one of two Japanese hostages has been killed and demanded a... more »
  • French security forces kill gunmen, end hostage sieges

    January 9, 2015 10:39 AM

    PARIS - With explosions and gunfire, security forces on Friday ended a three-day terror spree around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper, and an associate who seized hostages at a kosher supermarket to try to help them escape. The worst terrorist... more »
  • Cornered French terror suspects want to be martyrs

    January 9, 2015 2:27 AM

    DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France - An official in the French town where two terror suspects are holed up with a hostage near a school tells The Associated Press that phone contact has been established with the men. A lawmaker inside the command post tells French television the men "want to die as... more »
  • 'Deluded' hostage-taker saw himself as a martyr

    December 16, 2014 2:03 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - He wrote letters to the grieving families of troops killed in Afghanistan that compared them to "Hitler's soldiers." He was accused of assisting a woman kill his ex-wife, whose body was found stabbed and set alight. But the social media postings of 50-year-old Man Haron Monis, the... more »
  • More people flee Sydney hostage-crisis building

    December 15, 2014 4:55 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - Two more people have run out of a Sydney building where a hostage situation has been unfolding. Both women appeared to be employees of the chocolate shop and cafe where the hostage situation has been ongoing since Monday morning. They were both wearing aprons bearing the cafe's... more »
  • Obama orders review of US hostage policy

    November 18, 2014 1:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - With terrorists beheading Americans, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how the United States responds when citizens are taken hostage overseas. The White House says over the summer, Obama ordered a "comprehensive review" of the tools to try to bring American hostages home. The United States... more »
  • US says American held in Syria has been freed Play Video

    August 24, 2014 1:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. government says an American held hostage for about two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria has been released. The Obama administration identifies the man as Peter Theo Curtis of Massachusetts. National security adviser Susan Rice says Curtis is now safe outside of Syria. Secretary of... more »
  • Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    August 20, 2014 9:47 AM

    HARVEY, IL - Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chicago suburb. Dart says the two adults and two children still being held were freed Wednesday morning without a shot being fired.... more »
  • Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State Play Video

    August 20, 2014 2:25 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq. The White House must now weigh the risks of adopting an aggressive policy to destroy the Islamic State against... more »
  • Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Chicago suburb Play Video

    August 20, 2014 2:15 AM

    HARVEY, IL - Negotiators have worked late into the night trying to persuade two men barricaded in a home in a Chicago suburb to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage. Harvey police said four children have been freed... 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 »
  • 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 »

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