Latest Hijacking News

Belarus opposition slams dissident TV confessions as coerced

Jun. 04, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Belarusian opposition said Friday a dissident journalist was coerced to appear in a video on state TV in which he wept and praised the country's authoritarian ruler, a broadcast sharply criticized by Western officials. In the 90-minute video...

Belarus' isolation grows after journalist's dramatic arrest

May. 25, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belarus’ isolation deepened Tuesday as commercial jets avoided its airspace, the European Union worked up new sanctions, and officials expressed concern for the welfare of an opposition journalist who was arrested after being pulled off a plane that was diverted to Minsk...

Sheriff: Army trainee who hijacked bus tried to escape

May. 21, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Army trainee charged with hijacking a school bus full of children is likely to face new charges after failed escape attempts, according to authorities. Earlier this month, Jovan Collazo, 23, assaulted a guard at the Richland County...

Army trainee waives bond hearing in school bus hijack case

May. 07, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An Army trainee has waived his first chance to appear in court on dozens of charges related to allegations he held a bus full of South Carolina elementary school students and its driver hostage at gunpoint. A bond hearing had been scheduled Friday...

Sheriff: Army trainee charged after hijacking school bus

May. 06, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An Army trainee has been arrested and charged with dozens of crimes after authorities say he boarded a South Carolina school bus with a gun Thursday and held the driver and elementary students hostage before letting them off the bus. During a news...