Biden administration demands release of US hostage in Afghanistan

Middle East 01/30/22, 21:23

Joe Biden's administration wants guerrilla insurgents to free a U.S. military veteran kidnapped in Afghanistan. The president wants the Haqqani network to release Mark Frerichs immediately. Biden warned the Taliban-linked group the matter was not open for discussion almost two years after the U.S. Navy veteran was first taken hostage. "Threatening the safety ...

State Secretary Blinken dismisses hostage claims at Mazar-i-Sharif airport

Middle East 09/07/21, 16:53

Secretary of State Antony Blinken dismissed rumors that charter flights carrying American citizens were prevented from departing Afghanistan on Sept. 7. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) had accused the Taliban if delayed at least six flights departing from Mazar-i-Sharif airport in the Middle Eastern country's northern region. He slammed the restriction of ...

2 Georgia officers shot; police deal with hostage situation

U.S. 04/04/19, 17:22

A gunman suspected of shooting two Georgia police officers remain barricaded in a home Thursday with a teenager who was considered a hostage, police said.Both officers were in serious condition at an Atlanta hospital as police negotiated with the gunman in a bid to get him to let the 16-year-old ...

Update: Slain officer was part of hostage-freeing team

U.S. 02/06/19, 23:07

The Latest on a police officer who was shot and killed in Milwaukee (all times local):10:05 p.m.A Milwaukee police officer fatally shot while executing a warrant was part of a team that helped free hostages on two separate occasions in the same month in 2015.Officer Matthew Rittner and his colleagues ...

Update: Man who took hostages at UPS facility is dead

U.S. 01/14/19, 17:20

The Latest on the resolved hostage situation at UPS facility (all times local):5:10 p.m.New Jersey's attorney general says the armed man who burst into a UPS facility and took two female workers hostage was shot and killed by police after he exited the building with both women.Gurbir S. Grewal's office ...

2 female victims unharmed after UPS hostage situation

U.S. 01/14/19, 12:21

Prosecutors say an armed man burst into a UPS facility in New Jersey and took two female workers hostage before officers stormed in and resolved the ordeal.Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore says the suspect was apparently shot and injured, but the women were unharmed in the situation Monday at the ...

Update: Hostage freed at German station, man detained

Europe 10/15/18, 09:27

The Latest on hostage situation at Cologne train station (all times local):3:15 p.m.Special police operate outside the Cologne, western Germany, train station Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Cologne police closed parts of the western German city’s main train station after a man took a woman hostage in a pharmacy inside. ...

German train station locked down after man takes hostage

Europe 10/15/18, 03:51

German police have made contact with a man who took a woman hostage Monday inside Cologne's main train station and are trying to win her release.Police said the incident started Monday at 12:45 p.m. (1045 GMT). The entire station, one of the biggest in the country, was evacuated and closed ...

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