Hostage Situation

Armed police are seen outside the Lindt Cafe, Martin Place on December 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  Police attend a hostage situation at Lindt Cafe in Martin Place.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Police: Gunman, 2 Hostages Dead After Sydney Cafe Standoff

The gunman was identified as Man Haron Monis, who once was prosecuted for sending offensive letters to families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan.

12/15/2014

Armed policeman are seen outside Lindt Cafe on Philip St, Martin Place on December 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  Police attend a hostage situation at Lindt Cafe in Martin Place.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Hostage Situation Erupts In Sydney, Australia Cafe

Police quickly closed off streets in the area and offices were evacuated.

12/14/2014

Authorities in Kenilworth, New Jersey are trying to figure out who called in a false report of a hostage situation near Kean University. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Prank Caller Who Reported ‘Hostage Situation’ In N.J. Will Be Prosecuted

A prank call that brought a massive response in Union County, N.J., was the subject of a criminal investigation Monday.

07/22/2013

Police at the Alfred E. Smith houses on June 12, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Apparent ‘Hostage Situation’ Ends On Lower East Side

Police were serving a warrant Tuesday on Madison Street, sources told CBS 2. The man they were looking for was wanted for the 2010 shooting of a Pace University student.

06/12/2013

Andrea Rebello (credit: Facebook)

Sad Graduation Day At Hofstra Following Student’s Death In Home Invasion

Graduation day was bittersweet for students at Hofstra University Sunday, as students carried heavy hearts for a classmate who was shot and killed in a violent home invasion.

05/19/2013

Trenton Standoff

Trenton Hostage Situation Ends, Suspect Dead

The hostages are safe and the suspect is dead, police said.

05/12/2013

Trenton Standoff

Standoff Persists In Trenton; Woman, Child Killed

A hostage situation persisted in Trenton, N.J., Saturday morning, after a woman and a child were found dead inside a home.

05/11/2013

Generic Handgun File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Suspect Captured, Salem Hostage Standoff Ended

One police officer received a grazing gunshot wound and was treated at the scene. A police dog was shot in the abdomen and was in stable condition Thursday morning.

01/27/2011