Authorities: Suspect fatally shot during rescue of migrantsMarch 24, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — A hostage rescue that left a suspect fatally shot Thursday in Houston began days ago when three migrants were kidnapped from a vehicle in a neighboring county, according to a prosecutor.
Idaho robbery suspect killed in Montana after hostage shotMarch 19, 2023 GMT
ST. REGIS, Mont. (AP) — A suspect in an Idaho armed robbery was killed by law enforcement after shooting a hostage near a travel center in western Montana, authorities said.
Two suspects involved in the Saturday morning robbery in Osburn, Idaho were seen by witnesses later that day in St.
Archaeologist kidnapped in PNG to return to AustraliaFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — After spending a week held hostage by an armed group demanding a ransom in Papua New Guinea’s remote Highlands region, an archaeologist is expected to return to Australia soon.
Papua New Guinea kidnappers release last 3 hostagesFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian-based archaeologist and two Papua New Guinea nationals have been released from captivity after being taken hostage by an armed group in a remote part of Papua New Guinea several days ago, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said Sunday.
A year later, Texas synagogue hostages cope, carry onJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — A year ago, Jeff Cohen and three others survived a hostage standoff at their Reform Jewish synagogue in this Fort Worth suburb.
Their trauma did not disappear, though, with the FBI’s killing of the pistol-wielding captor, 44-year-old British national Malik Faisal Akram.
Germany: Suspect dead after killing mother, taking hostagesDecember 10, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German police said Saturday that a man suspected of killing his mother and later taking two people hostage in the eastern city of Dresden has died.
Authorities had urged people to avoid an area in the city center and ordered Dresden's Christmas market to remain closed while the police operation to free the hostages was underway.
Oklahoma officials open quadruple homicide investigationNovember 21, 2022 GMT
HENNESSEY, Okla. (AP) — Four people have been found dead and one injured following a reported hostage situation in northwest Oklahoma, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Monday.
The OSBI said in a statement that the Kingfisher County Sheriff's Office requested assistance after deputies responding to the hostage report Sunday night found the four dead and one injured west of Hennessey, about 55 miles (88.5 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City.
Officials: Deputies fatally shoot N.C. hostage-takerOctober 1, 2022 GMT
MOUNTAIN VIEW, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina fatally shot an armed man who had taken a relative hostage, authorities said Saturday.
Neither the hostage nor law enforcement officials were injured in the incident Saturday morning in the Catawba County community of Mountain View, TV station WSOC reported.
DA: Late officer justified in accidental shooting deathJuly 3, 2022 GMT
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor has ruled that a late police sergeant was justified in using deadly force that resulted in the accidental shooting death of a jail guard during a hostage situation at a county courthouse last fall.
North Carolina man sentenced to 20 years on gun chargesApril 16, 2022 GMT
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to two consecutive 10-year prison sentences on firearms charges connected to a hostage situation and drug trafficking violations.
Matthew Leviticus Murphy, 32, was sentenced Friday for possession of a firearm by a felon in separate incidents in Greensboro in 2020 and 2021, according to a Department of Justice news release.
Nebraska authorities rescue hostage, capture escaped inmateMarch 26, 2022 GMT
GRAND ISLE, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities on Saturday rescued a 60-year-old man who had been taken hostage by an escaped inmate, capturing the inmate and peacefully ending a standoff at an apartment which lasted hours, police said.
Man kills himself after string of Southern California crimesMarch 11, 2022 GMT
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 15-minute string of shootings, carjackings and a kidnapping led to a hostage situation in a Southern California church before the suspect shot himself to death, police said.
Cops shoot, kill person suspected of holding people hostageDecember 30, 2021 GMT
ALGONA, Wash. (AP) — Two SWAT officers shot and killed a person who had held three people hostage for several hours Monday in a home south of Auburn, police said.
Police: Officer kills man to end Tulsa hostage situationNovember 4, 2021 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a man who had taken a hostage during a confrontation outside a Tulsa convenience store Thursday, officials said.
The knife-wielding, apparently suicidal 36-year-old man had grown agitated inside the store about 12:30 p.m.
Man accused of fatal shooting, kidnapping in Jerauld CountyOctober 26, 2021 GMT
WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Bond of $1 million cash has been set for a man accused in a fatal shooting and hostage situation in Jerauld County.
According to the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, law enforcement officers responded to a Wessington Springs house early Sunday on a report of a man holding a female hostage following a fatal shooting inside the residence.
Springfield police say man shot by officers has diedOctober 18, 2021 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man shot by Springfield police during a hostage situation has died, police said Monday.
Police Chief Paul Williams said an officer shot Douglas Knakmuhs, 40, of Springfield, on Sunday as he was struggling with the hostage over a weapon.
Hostage suspect surrenders after 3 officers hurt in shootoutAugust 17, 2020 GMT
CEDAR PARK, Texas (AP) — A 16-hour hostage situation and exchange of gunfire that left three police officers injured ended calmly Monday morning when a man and his mother walked out of a home near Austin, Texas...
Havasu residents faked hostage situation, deputies sayJanuary 24, 2019 GMT
Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies and Lake Havasu City Police officers responded to the desert outside of Havasu on Saturday after receiving reports of a possible hostage situation. Several people were found leaving the area when officers and deputies arrived, the report said.
The Latest: Man who took hostages at UPS facility is deadJanuary 14, 2019 GMT
LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the resolved hostage situation at UPS facility (all times local):...
Gunman kills self, 4 child hostages after Florida standoffJune 12, 2018 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After a standoff of more than 21 hours, officers entered an apartment where a felon with a gun had barricaded himself with four children and found them all dead, a police chief said.
Al-Qaida releases South African held in Mali after 6 yearsAugust 4, 2017 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Al-Qaida's North Africa branch has freed a South African man who was held hostage for six years in Mali and he is now home, South Africa's government announced Thursday, denying it had paid any ransom...
Hostage-takers at Delaware prison cite treatment, TrumpFebruary 2, 2017 GMT
SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Inmates at a Delaware prison took four corrections department workers hostage Wednesday, a move the inmates told a local newspaper was due to concerns about their treatment and the leadership of the United States...
Police handle call that came in as possible hostage situation, clear sceneOctober 16, 2016 GMT
Police blocked traffic to streets in the area of Tinkham Avenue and Delia Sunday morning while they responded to a call that came in as a possible hostage situation.
Officers were able to clear the scene about 11 a.m., not long after they were called and arrived to help.