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Hostage standoff in Sacramento.

Standoff At Sacramento Jack In The Box

A hostage standoff that began as an armed robbery at a Sacramento fast food restaurant has ended.


36-year-old Jason DeJesus and 33-year-old Chanelle Troedson are accused of holding a handyman hostage inside their Morgan Hill home on December 3, 2012. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

Handyman Held Hostage In Morgan Hill, Forced To Fix Home

Two people who live in a large Morgan Hill home have been arrested on suspicion of holding a handyman hostage and forcing him to do home repairs.


Mitt Romney (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Roots For Foreign Policy Crisis

Missed in all the controversy over Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark is Romney’s callous and downright dangerous remarks that a crisis sparked by Iran would be good for his election prospects.



Santa Rosa Man Arrested After Taking Hostages, Making Terrorist Threats During Standoff

An intoxicated man was arrested after shooting off a gun inside a residence, taking multiple hostages and declaring terrorist threats during a standoff with sheriff’s deputies in an unincorporated area in Sonoma County Thursday night, a sheriff’s sergeant said.


Visitors walk on a road containing bars and shops at dusk in Naama Bay. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Bay Area Women Taken Hostage In Egypt Recount Ordeal

Their kidnappers gave them tea and dried fruit, and talked about religion and tribal rights. The Bay Area women were allowed to bring their Egyptian tour guide with them. One even put out his cigarette in the car when a hostage said the smoke was bothering her. The women abducted for several hours Friday by armed Bedouin tribesmen in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula hesitated to call the men “captors,” saying that the kidnappers were kind, polite and hospitable.


Police handcuffs, generic crime

Man Allegedly Shoots Sister, Holds Family Hostage In South San Francisco

A man suspected of holding his family hostage and shooting his sister in South San Francisco on Sunday evening has been arrested, police said Monday.


San Rafael standoff

San Rafael Standoff Ends; Gunman Dead, Hostage OK

A marathon police standoff with a man who barricaded himself inside a San Rafael hotel room early Wednesday morning has ended, and the suspect is deceased, police said Thursday afternoon.

CBS San Francisco–08/18/2011

Taco Bell. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Ordered To Stand Trial In Palo Alto Taco Bell Hostage Case

A San Jose judge has said a transient is mentally competent to stand trial for felony false imprisonment of a good Samaritan who was forced into a Palo Alto fast food restaurant bathroom.

CBS San Francisco–03/24/2011


Fairfield Man Accused Of Holding Wife At Gunpoint

Fairfield police have arrested a man accused of holding his wife at gunpoint in their Broadway Street apartment Wednesday morning, a police spokesman said.

CBS San Francisco–01/19/2011

Scene outside the Bank of the West on Westborough Blvd. Friday. (Photo credit: K.Okada/CBS)

Standoff Ends Safely At South San Francisco Bank

A standoff and possible hostage situation Friday at a South San Francisco bank ended peacefully after about an hour, police said.

KPIX 5–01/07/2011