Hostage situations

In this UGC image made from a mobile phone, police in riot gear surrounded the entrance of a building in central Paris where a man is believed to be holding two people hostage, in Paris, Tuesday June 12, 2018. There was no indication of a terrorist motive, a police official said Tuesday. (AP Photo)
June 12, 2018 - 4:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — A four-hour hostage standoff in central Paris ended with police moving in, arresting the armed suspect and freeing the people held in a ground-floor office, France's interior minister announced late Tuesday. "All the hostages are safe and sound," Gerard Collomb said in a brief...
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In this UGC image made from a mobile phone, police in riot gear surrounded the entrance of a building in central Paris where a man is believed to be holding two people hostage, in Paris, Tuesday June 12, 2018. There was no indication of a terrorist motive, a police official said Tuesday. (AP Photo)
June 12, 2018 - 2:14 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a reported hostage situation in Paris (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The French interior minister says that a hostage-taker has been arrested and his hostages freed, some four hours after holing up in a building in central Paris. Gerard Collomb tweeted the news ending...
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Orlando Police Chief John Mina arrives at an afternoon news conference during a hostage standoff Monday, June 11, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. Police said a man suspected of battering his girlfriend shot a police officer late Sunday and barricaded himself inside an apartment with several young children. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
June 12, 2018 - 5:52 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man who police say shot an officer before barricading himself in a Florida apartment killed the four children he had been holding hostage before killing himself, police said Monday. Orlando police Chief John Mina said at a press conference just before midnight that the...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, May 25, 2018. Putin says the global economy has suffered from politically driven sanctions. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
May 25, 2018 - 3:37 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday bemoaned troubled relations with the United States, saying Russia wants to improve them but is effectively held hostage by the disputes surrounding President Donald Trump. Putin's comments in a meeting with top editors of...
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