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1 year 4 days ago

Six dead in Florida hostage situation

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a gunman who barricaded himself with hostages inside a South Florida apartment complex has killed six people before being shot to death by a SWAT team. Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez tells The Associated Press the hours-long standoff began around 6:30 p.m. EDT in a five-story...

1 year 3 months ago

New information released in hostage situation

Florence Police have charged 26-year-old Nicholas Colleary Hiltz in the hostage situation and burglary at a gas station early Monday morning. The stand-off closed down main roads in Florence and delayed nearby schools opening for two hours. Florence police responded to a burglary alarm at 5:00am at the Kwik...

1 year 10 months ago

RadioShack standoff over after 6 hours

DENVER (AP) - Police say a hostage has been released unharmed and two suspects are in custody after a 6-hour armed standoff with officers at a Denver RadioShack store. Police Chief Robert White says one or both suspects fired a weapon during the standoff Friday but no one was injured....

3 years 6 months ago

Hostages reunite at West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - A reunited group of former Iranian hostages is getting a rousing welcome from West Point cadets 30 years after returning to U.S. soil. Thousands of cadets cheered on more than a dozen former hostages visiting the U.S. Military Academy for a weekend reunion starting...

3 years 9 months ago

Crisis negotiation training brings agencies together

Law enforcement agencies teamed up in Pueblo Wednesday for training in crisis negotiations. The training took place at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. In one scenario SWAT teams and communication workers responded to a mock hostage situation. The training brought together the Colorado Department of Corrections, Pueblo Police and the Pueblo...

3 years 10 months ago

Prison official refuses to discuss inmate escape

The head of Colorado's prison system has declined to tell Sterling residents exactly how an inmate escaped from a nearby maximum security prison. Ari Zavaras, director of prisons for the Colorado Department of Corrections, told a town meeting Tuesday that Douglas Alward gathered materials inside the prison that helped...

3 years 10 months ago

Public meeting planned on Colorado escape

Colorado prison officials are holding a community meeting in Sterling to discuss the escape of an inmate from a maximum-security prison there. Department of Corrections Director Ari Zavaras and other department executives will attend the meeting Tuesday night on the campus of Northeastern Junior College. Douglas Alward was...

3 years 10 months ago

Hostage situation over, gunman killed by police

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Police shot and killed a gunman who held three hostages for several hours Wednesday at the Discovery Communications building in Silver Spring, Md., authorities said. They said the hostages were safe. Originally Police said the gunman's condition was unknown, but later confirmed he had died....

4 years 8 months ago

Gunman surrenders in high school standoff

A suspect who held a school administrator hostage at a New York high school surrendered Tuesday morning, the Duchess County Sheriff's Office said. Authorities said there were no injuries. Pine Plains Town Supervisor Gregg Pulver said the single gunman at Stissing Mountain High was a former student in...

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