Druggie Beaten After Stabbing Old Woman in Manila, Philippines

This just happened in Manila, Philippines (October 14, 2014 at around noon local time). A drug addict took an old woman hostage on the street in broad daylight, and stabbed her a few time before a security guard fired live rounds at him. Unfortunately, the guard must be a terrible shot, because he missed each … Continue reading “Druggie Beaten After Stabbing Old Woman in Manila, Philippines”

Minors Taken Hostage in “Socio Educative” Home in Brazil

Teens took a number of their peers hostage in a socio educative home (I’m assuming a home for troubled youth?) in Jaru, state of Rondonia, in the North of Brazil. The hostage takers set mattresses on fire in an attempt to asphyxiate the people inside but their effort was ultimately futile as Military Police raided … Continue reading “Minors Taken Hostage in “Socio Educative” Home in Brazil”

Hostage Crisis Broadcast Live in Brazil Ends with Two People Dead

I can’t believe I’m saying it, but it happened. Somebody, in real life, actually dived to shield his girlfriend. Although… he didn’t really shield her, and she wasn’t his girlfriend, he still dived and took a shot that cost him his life. Earlier today, on Friday September 4, 2015, there was a hostage crisis in … Continue reading “Hostage Crisis Broadcast Live in Brazil Ends with Two People Dead”

Sydney Terror Siege Hostage Videos

Having played out like a big advertising campaign for Lindt chocolates, the Sydney hostage crisis resulted in three deaths and half a dozen injuries. Among the dead are 38 year old lawyer and mother of three Katrina Dawson, and 34 year old Lindt cafe manager Tori Johnson. The third killed was the gunman himself – … Continue reading “Sydney Terror Siege Hostage Videos”

Islamic State Threatens to Kill German Hostages if Germany does not Comply with Their Demands

South East Asia, and the Philippines in general, are well known for harboring incredibly violent extremist Muslim groups, notably Abu Sayyaf and so it should not come as any surprise that ISIS/ISIL had many supporters and trained soldiers there. As the jihad has evolved, so have these groups. What I am saying is, Islamic State … Continue reading “Islamic State Threatens to Kill German Hostages if Germany does not Comply with Their Demands”

Plain Clothes Policeman Pretends to Surrender, then Surprises Armed Robber with Shot

Two friends, both military policemen wearing plain clothes since they were off duty stopped at a gas station in Lorena, in the interior of São Paulo, Brazil where they chatted with three attendants while their motorcycle was being filled. Then an armed bandit showed up from out of nowhere and took one of them hostage, … Continue reading “Plain Clothes Policeman Pretends to Surrender, then Surprises Armed Robber with Shot”

South African Special Task Force Engages Armed Robbers, Foils Heist

We already have a video of the the South African Police Service Special Task Force (SAPS STF) kicking butts on Best Gore. Since these guys don’t get nowhere near the recognition they deserve, here’s longer version of the part where they take on robbers armed with AK-47’s and foil their heist. The video is part … Continue reading “South African Special Task Force Engages Armed Robbers, Foils Heist”

Two Czech Girls Kidnapped in Pakistan Plead for Help in Video

Seven months ago, two girls from Czech Republic were kidnapped in southern Pakistan’s Balochistan region. 25 year old Antonie Chrastecka and 24 year old Hana Humpalova were abducted while travelling by bus en route to India. Their families decided to make public a video in which the girls, each wearing a head scarf, plead for … Continue reading “Two Czech Girls Kidnapped in Pakistan Plead for Help in Video”

Children of Beslan Tell Their Stories – BBC Documentary

Children of Beslan is a telling documentary by the BBC that explores the Beslan School Hostage Crisis as seen through the eyes of children who were held in that sweltering gym for 3 days with no food or water while Chechen extremists rigged the room with explosives and held guns to their heads. The heartbreaking … Continue reading “Children of Beslan Tell Their Stories – BBC Documentary”

Beslan Documentary with Interviews with Survivors and Negotiators

I have previously made a post with lots of photos and detailed information about the Beslan School Massacre, this post expands on it with a documentary that puts the entire hostage crisis into a perspective through firsthand accounts by survivors and negotiators. Among the people interviewed for the documentary is Ruslan Aushev – former president … Continue reading “Beslan Documentary with Interviews with Survivors and Negotiators”