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Peru Rebels Meet With Mediators First Step In Negotiations Offers New Hope For Hostages

Archbishop Juan Luis Cipriani and other negotiators leave after meeting with the rebels. Photo by Associated Press


Peru Rules Out First Strike Fujimori Forswears Force Unless Rebels Harm Hostages

Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori said Saturday that as long as hostages being held at the Japanese ambassador’s residence in Lima are not harmed, force will not be used to end …


Peru Rebels, Police Duel At High Volume

Dueling with bullhorns and stereo speakers, rebels and police fought a “battle of the bands” outside the besieged Japanese ambassador’s mansion Tuesday. The duel of the decibels began Monday when …


Peruvian Rebel Leader Was Bus Fare Collector

Authorities reportedly have identified a previously unknown leader of Tupac Amaru rebels still holding 73 men hostage in the Japanese ambassador’s home here. Roli Rojas Fernandez was a bus fare …


Leftist Rebels Shoot From Envoy’s Home

Leftist rebels fired eight gunshots on Monday from the Japanese ambassador’s residence, where they are holding 74 hostages, a day after plans for renewing direct talks between them and the …


Guerrillas Steadfast In Demands Peruvian Rebels Demanded Ransom For Japanese Hostages, Paper Reports

Guerrillas holding 74 hostages in the Japanese ambassador’s residence hoisted banners on the rooftop Saturday to tell Peru’s president the crisis would not end without dialogue. “Mr. Fujimori, with pretentious …


Rebels Refuse To Budge Demand Release Of Comrades In Exchange For Peru Hostages

Hostage Francisco Tudela, Peru’s foreign minister, talks to the press Tuesday. Photo by Associated Press


Gunman Takes Hostage When Robbery Goes Awry

An attempted bank robbery turned into a hostage situation and bomb scare at a Seafirst bank branch at a shopping center Tuesday. A female employee who was held at gunpoint …


Hair-Raising Scene Empties Mall Salon

A man who fired several shots into the ceiling of a shopping mall beauty salon and took a woman employee hostage surrendered to police Friday night after a seven-hour standoff. …


Two Men May Have Been Kidnapped

Two Spokane men and a 30-foot motor home were missing late Sunday after an apparent drug-related kidnapping, police said. Police were called to the 2900 block of North Hogan about …


Nobody Said ‘No,’ Rape Suspect Says Stole Woman’s Truck, Credit Cards; All Else Consensual, Defendant Adds

Brian Anderson admitted getting high, stealing a woman’s pickup truck and credit cards, having sex with her and leaving her bound to a tree with wire and duct tape. But …


Woman Says Ex-Lover Came Back To Kill Her Detectives Believe Gunman Sought Revenge Against Woman Who Turned Him In

Jennifer Hettinger told authorities John Erickson abused her daughter and grew marijuana in a backyard shed. He wanted to know why. So Sunday night, he grabbed a ski mask and …


Kidnapped Boy, 12, Found Unharmed

A 12-year-old boy kidnapped from his home the night before Thanksgiving was found unharmed Tuesday, authorities said. Wei Yang, a fifth-grader at Israel Putnam Elementary School, was abducted at gunpoint …


Man Sentenced For Holding Teen Campers Hostage

An Oregon man was sent to prison for more than 10 years for kidnapping and holding 14 teenage campers at gunpoint for two hours. Harold Carter, 37, was sentenced by …


Masked Kidnappers Escape After 17-Hour Standoff

Four masked kidnappers broke through a police ring Friday, in a dramatic gun-brandishing end to a 17-hour standoff in this central Mexican town. The kidnappers escaped after releasing their four …


Park Employee May Have Been Abducted

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any one involved in the disappearance of a Mount Rainier park …


Brazilian Indians Holding Hostages

Hundreds of Guajajara Indians pulled about 20 people off a bus and out of passing cars and are holding them hostage to demand that authorities pave a dirt highway that …


French Diplomat Kidnapped In Yemen

Yemeni authorities negotiated Monday for the release of a French diplomat who was abducted by tribesmen and taken to a desert province, security sources said. Members of the Murad tribe …


Sharpshooter Hailed As Hero For Freeing Girl From Abductor

Sharpshooter Jim Main didn’t even realize he was pulling the trigger on the shot that saved a 7-year-old girl’s life until the bullet was fired and Kristina Jacobson was running …


Man Arrested After Employee Abducted, Bank Robbed

A Seattle bank robbery began Tuesday with the apparent abduction of a bank employee at his Tacoma home and ended with an arrest in Bellevue, authorities said. One robber forced …


Kidnapped Executive Found After $2 Million Ransom Paid

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Police Hold Suspect, Two Women In Spokane Rape One Woman Allegedly Used Victim’s Credit Card At Motel

A suspected rapist sits in the back of a sheriff’s car while an airport police officer places the suspect’s boots in a bag outside the Ranch Motel. Photo by Shawn …


Two Accused Of Kidnapping Russian Student Federal Indictment Alleges Men Demanded $315,000 In Ransom

Two Eastern European immigrants are accused of kidnapping a Russian student in November 1994 and demanding $315,000 in ransom from his family. Gary Chern, 35, and Egidiyus Klimas, 31, both …


Women Are Seeking Fate Of Hostages

The wives of two Western hostages visited Kashmir on Friday to renew efforts to free their husbands and two others captured last year by Muslim separatists. Jane Schelly, a schoolteacher …


Serial Molester On The Loose

A monster is on the loose - snatching little girls from their homes, usually at night in their sleep, often molesting them and then dropping them off on sidewalks near …


Teen Arrested For Raping Girls

A 15-year-old Banning boy has been arrested for raping two young girls and forcing a third to watch at gunpoint, police said. The suspect, who fled after the attack Friday, …


Authorities Shoot, Kill Terrorist Man With Bomb In Briefcase Held Kindergartners Hostage

Police evacuate kindergartners from a classroom in Minsk on Tuesday. Photo by Associated Press


Police Kill Serb Who Held 22 Kids Hostage

A Bosnian Serb gunman who escaped from jail held 22 Serb schoolchildren hostage for eight hours Thursday before police shot and killed him. The man, identified as 22-year-old Jugoslav Mihajlovic, …


Inmates Flee With Hostages Under Police Escort, Prisoners Carry Guns, Cell Phones, Money

Inmates holding at least six hostages fled a top-security prison with a police escort, guns, ammunition, bulletproof vests, cellular phones and $100,000 the authorities agreed to give them Wednesday. Under …


Bar Manager Accused Of Imprisoning Women

FROM FOR THE RECORD (Friday, April 5, 1996): The manager of Sarah’s Post Street Bar and Grill was arrested about 3 a.m. Tuesday. A story in Thursday’s newspaper listed the …