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File photo of police officers handling a hostage situation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Police: Hostage-Taker Gave No Signs Of Compromise

As a gunman held four firefighters hostage in his Georgia home, police tried to buy time and create a rapport by meeting his initial demands. But when his requests became unreasonable and negotiations seemed to go nowhere, police said, officers stormed the house and killed him after he fired on them.

04/12/2013

File photo of a SWAT team and a police car. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Ga. Firefighters Taken Hostage; SWAT On Scene

Authorities in northwest Georgia say a barricaded man is holding five firefighters hostage.

04/10/2013

File photo of a police scene. (credit: PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI: Officers Stormed Bunker When 5-Year-Old Ala. Boy Held Hostage Was In Danger

Officers stormed an underground bunker in Alabama where a 5-year-old boy had been held hostage for nearly a week, rescuing the child and leaving the boy’s abductor dead, officials said Monday.

02/04/2013

File photo of a SWAT team. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Man Holding 5-Year-Old Hostage In Underground Bunker Enters Fourth Day

More than three days after he allegedly shot a school bus driver dead, grabbed a kindergartner and slipped into an underground bunker, Jimmy Lee Dykes was showing no signs Friday of turning himself over to police.

02/01/2013

Mitt Romney (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Roots For Foreign Policy Crisis

Missed in all the controversy over Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark is Romney’s callous and downright dangerous remarks that a crisis sparked by Iran would be good for his election prospects.

09/20/2012

An Atlanta teen texted that she was in a hostage situation early Thursday, resulting in Atlanta Police to call in the SWAT team for what seemed to be a hostage situation. (credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Teen Texts Lie Of Hostage Situation

An Atlanta teen who texted ‘wolf’ about being held hostage by “several Asian males armed with multiple shotguns” faces a slew of charges for her exaggerated texts – messages that caused Atlanta SWAT to arrive to the scene of what was thought to be a hostage situation.

12/29/2011

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