Hostage situations

Nick Ramirez, holds a memorial card of Elizabeth Tollison, who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers during a hostage situation, at press conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Tollison's family filed a claim against the police department and the city, saying Wednesday that officers showed no regard for her life as she was briefly held hostage. Police say they opened fire on Guillermo Perez on June 16 after he began cutting Tollison's throat. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
August 01, 2018 - 8:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a woman fatally shot by Los Angeles officers while firing at a man who held a knife to her throat filed a claim against the police department and the city, lawyers announced Wednesday. Elizabeth Tollison's family, who filed the claim Tuesday, said at a news...
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This still image taken from a body camera video released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows a Los Angeles Police Officer confronting an armed suspect in the Van Nuys neighborhood of Los Angeles on June 16, 2018. Los Angeles police released a video showing officers fatally shooting an armed suspect and a woman he was holding hostage. The video released Tuesday, July 31, marked the second time LAPD gunfire has killed a bystander in the last six weeks. Officers were called to the Central Lutheran Church after a man allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend. (Los Angeles Police Department via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 4:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police released video Tuesday showing officers fatally shooting an armed man and the woman he was holding hostage, marking the second time LAPD gunfire has killed a bystander in the last six weeks. A hostage has not been killed by department gunfire in the last 13...
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July 22, 2018 - 12:31 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's government says the Iran-aligned Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, should release all detainees and captives held in their prisons ahead of peace talks. The official news agency SABA quoted the government Sunday as saying that the Houthis should also hand over their arms...
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In this June 20, 2018 photo, Michael Scott Moore, author of "The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast," poses for a portrait at Los Angeles Public Library in Los Angeles. Six and a half years after his abduction and nearly four years after his release following payment of a $1.6 million ransom, Moore has completed a page-turning thriller of a book describing the time he spent in gruesome captivity. The book will be released on July 24. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
July 22, 2018 - 11:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Author Michael Scott Moore embarks on a tour this week to promote his latest book, "The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Coast." It tells how he was taken captive in 2012 while researching a book on modern-day piracy. Moore spent 2½ years imprisoned by Somali...
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President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during their bilateral meeting, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 11, 2018 - 11:09 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign policy for decades...
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President Donald Trump, right, walks away after being greeted by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, before a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. NATO leaders gather in Brussels for a two-day summit to discuss Russia, Iraq and their mission in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 11, 2018 - 8:59 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 2:50 a.m. President Donald Trump has jolted the NATO summit in Brussels by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American...
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This photo taken on Sunday, July 1, 2018 and provided on Monday, July 2, 2018 by the AP on the condition that its source not be revealed shows an helicopter abandoned by notorious French criminal Redoine Faid after his escape from a prison, in Gonesse, north of Paris, France. Faid serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after a helicopter carrying several heavily armed commandos landed in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away. (AP Photo)
July 04, 2018 - 4:40 am
PARIS (AP) — The helicopter pilot who was taken hostage in the escape of one of France's most notorious criminals said the convict's accomplices beat and threatened him during his kidnapping. Stephane Buy told RTL radio on Wednesday that two men at a flying club near Paris on Sunday "forced me (to...
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June 23, 2018 - 3:00 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group released a hostage video on Saturday demanding the release of all Sunni women prisoners from Iraqi jails. The group said it was giving the government a deadline of three days before it would execute the six men in the video, who identified themselves as Iraqi...
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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 - 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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