Latest Hostage situations News

Wife of slain man says police didn't respond to her 911 report that he had been taken hostage

Jun. 06, 2023 19:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A woman who received a desperate text from her husband indicating he had been taken hostage said Tuesday that she called 911 but that police did not respond until about an hour later, by which time he had been shot and killed. On its online police blotter, the...

Mississippi hostage-taker killed after fatally shooting officer in 8-hour standoff

Jun. 01, 2023 19:05 PM EDT

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — An intruder who went into a Mississippi home armed with three guns and wearing a bulletproof vest took a woman hostage and later shot two police officers, killing one and wounding the other during an eight-hour standoff Thursday that ended in his death, police said. ...

Panel of historians starts 3-year review of 1972 Munich Olympics attack

May. 30, 2023 09:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A panel of historians set up to review the 1972 attack on the Munich Olympics is starting its three-year mission to examine what happened before, during and after the events of five decades ago on Tuesday, the German government said. In April, Germany's Interior...

North Carolina sheriff: Suspect in hostage situation fatally shot by deputy

May. 25, 2023 19:40 PM EDT

KERNERSVILE, N.C. (AP) — A central North Carolina sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man during a hostage situation Thursday after the suspect came at deputies with a sledgehammer inside a home, officials said. James Phillip White Jr., 48, of Kernersville, died at a local...

Democrats says they see room to 'come together' on spending cuts, but won't allow GOP to take debt limit 'hostage'

May. 09, 2023 18:21 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats says they see room to 'come together' on spending cuts, but won't allow GOP to take debt limit 'hostage.'

Relatives of Americans held abroad seek action from Biden

May. 03, 2023 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relatives of Americans detained abroad gathered outside the White House on Wednesday to urge the Biden administration to do more to bring their loved ones home. They said they wanted more direct access to President Joe Biden to be able to better make their case. ...

Ransomware attack affects Dallas police, court websites

May. 03, 2023 19:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas was hit with a computer ransomware attack Wednesday that brought down its Police Department and City Hall websites and caused some jury trials to be canceled, officials said. The outage didn't appear to affect 911 calls. However, it did cause problems with a...

Pakistan says 2 soldiers, 6 police officers killed in raids

Apr. 26, 2023 10:40 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police raided Wednesday a suspected hideout of hostage-takers in the country's south, triggering a firefight that killed six officers, officials said. Earlier in the day, a military operation against militants in northwestern Pakistan killed two soldiers. ...

California man wore armor in hostage killing, report says

Apr. 15, 2023 16:47 PM EDT

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in a Northern California shooting last week was wearing body-armor vest when he took two hostages in a public park, killing one, wounding the other and opening fire at California Highway Patrol officers, authorities said. The CHP officers...

California hostage shooting suspect sought in other crime

Apr. 07, 2023 19:17 PM EDT

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The gunman who shot a California Highway Patrol officer and two hostages, killing one, in a public park was initially wanted for questioning in connection with a freeway shooting, police said Friday. The violence unfolded Thursday afternoon as CHP officers...