Hostage Situation

Actions to Take

Weapons are usually in the possession of the hostage taker(s), and hostages are threatened with some degree of bodily harm should they not comply with the directives of the hostage taker(s). Certain demands are usually made of outside officials in return for the release of the hostage(s).

All hostage situations are dangerous events. A hostage taker might be a terrorist, fleeing felon, disgruntled employee (past or present), spouse, drug or alcohol abuser, emotionally disturbed person, trespasser and, on occasion, a student or citizen who is usually angry about some situation and decided to resolve it by taking hostages and making demands to achieve some resolution.

Likewise, the dynamics of a hostage situation vary greatly and no two incidents will be the same.

Actions to Take

Emergency Management

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4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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