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This is a list of hostage crises by date.

Crisis Place Start Duration
Komerční bank robbery Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic 02009-12-16 16 December 2009 About 4 hours [1][2]
2009 Workers Compensation Board of Alberta Hostage crisis Canada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 02009-10-21 21 October 2009 10 hours
2009 Binghamton shootings United States Binghamton, New York, United States 02009-04-03 3 April 2009 1 day
Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Mutiny Bangladesh Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh 02009-02-25 25 February 2009 2 days
November 2008 Mumbai attacks India Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 02008-11-26 26 November 2008 3 days
Eloá Pimentel hostage crisis Brazil Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil 02008-10-13 13 October 2008 4 days
Kidnapping of Wolfgang Ebner and Andrea Kloiber TunisiaAlgeriaMali En route from Tunisia to Algeria to a remote area of Mali 02008-02-22 22 February 2008 252 days
Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis United States Rochester, New Hampshire, United States 02007-11-30 30 November 2007 About 5 hours
South Korean hostage crisis in Afghanistan Afghanistan En route from Kandahar to Kabul, Afghanistan 02007-07-19 19 July 2007 42 days
Johnson Space Center shooting United States Houston, Texas, United States 02007-04-20 20 April 2007 About 3 hours
Amish school shooting United States Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States 02006-10-02 2 October 2006 Some hours
Platte Canyon High School shooting United States Bailey, Colorado, United States 02006-09-27 27 September 2006 About 4 hours
Chrobog family kidnapping Yemen Yemen 02005-12-28 28 December 2005 3 days
October 2005 Nalchik attack Russia Nalchik, Russia 02005-10-13 13 October 2005 Some hours
Ennepetal hostage taking Germany Ennepetal, Germany 02005-04-12 12 April 2005 About 6 hours
Beslan school hostage crisis Russia Beslan, Russia 02004-09-01 1 September 2004 3 days
Sahara hostage crisis Algeria Algeria 02003-01-22 22 January 2003 208 days
Moscow theater hostage crisis Russia Moscow, Russia 02002-10-23 23 October 2002 2 1/2 days
Akshardham Temple attack India Gujarat, India 02002-09-24 24 September 2002 2 days
Operation Barras Sierra Leone 02000-10-10 10 October 2000 17 days
Bus 174 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 02000-06-12 12 June 2000 Some hours
Fiji coup of 2000 Fiji Suva, Fiji 02000-05-19 19 May 2000 56 days
2000 Sipadan Kidnapping Crisis Philippines Jolo, Philippines 02000-04-23 23 April 2000 Varied period
Standoff of Joseph C. Palczynski United States Dundalk, Maryland 02000-03-17 17 March 2000 4 days
Indian Airlines Flight 814 Nepal Kathmandu, Nepal 01999-12-24 24 December 1999 8 days
Japanese embassy hostage crisis Peru Lima, Peru 01996-12-17 17 December 1996 126 days
Black Sea hostage crisis TurkeyRussia En route from Trabzon, Turkey to Sochi, Russia 01996-01-16 16 January 1996 4 days
1995 kidnapping of western tourists in Jammu and Kashmir India Pahalgam, India 01995-07-04 4 July 1995 Unknown
Budyonnovsk hospital hostage crisis Russia Budyonnovsk, Russia 01995-06-14 14 June 1995 2 days
Air France Flight 8969 Algeria Algiers, Algeria; France Marseilles, France 01994-12-24 24 December 1994 3 days
1994 kidnappings of Western tourists in India India New Delhi, India 01994-10-20 20 October 1994 12 days
Public Library Hostage Incident United States Salt Lake City, Utah, United States 01994-03-07 7 March 1994 6 hours
Neuilly kindergarten hostage crisis France Neuilly-sur-Seine, France 01993-05-13 13 May 1993 Some hours
Supreme Court of Justice hostage crisis Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica 01993-04-26 26 April 1993 4 days
Alta View Hospital hostage incident United States Sandy, Utah, United States 01991-09-20 20 September 1991 18 hours
1991 Sacramento hostage crisis United States Sacramento, California, United States 01991-04-04 4 April 1991 About 8 hours
Singapore Airlines Flight 117 Singapore Singapore 01991-03-26 26 March 1991 1/2 day
Hostage siege at Durant Hotel in Berkeley United States Berkeley, California, United States 01990-09-27 27 September 1990 7 hours [3] [4] [5]
Loveland River House Incident United States Loveland, Colorado, United States 01989-01-03 3 January 1989 2 hours
Gladbeck hostage crisis GermanyNetherlands Gladbeck, Germany; the Netherlands; Cologne, Germany 01988-08-16 16 August 1988 3 days
Ouvéa cave hostage crisis France Ouvéa, France 01988-04-22 22 April 1988 14 days
Cokeville Elementary School hostage crisis United States Cokeville, Wyoming, United States 01986-05-16 16 May 1986 2 1/2 hours
Palace of Justice siege Colombia Bogotá, Colombia 01985-11-06 6 November 1985 2 days
Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacking Egypt En route from Alexandria to Port Said, Egypt 01985-10-07 7 October 1985 2 days
TWA Flight 847 GreeceItaly En route from Athens, Greece to Rome, Italy 01985-06-14 14 June 1985 16 days
Kav 300 affair Israel En route from Tel-Aviv, Israel to Ashqelon, Israel 01984-04-12 12 April 1984 2 days
Libyan Hostage Crisis Libya Tripoli, Libya 01984-05-15 15 May 1984 10 months
Iranian Embassy Siege United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 01980-04-30 30 April 1980 6 days
Dominican embassy siege Colombia Bogotá, Colombia 01980-02-27 27 February 1980 61 days
Grand Mosque Seizure Saudi Arabia Mecca, Saudi Arabia 01979-11-02 2 November 1979 14 days
Iran hostage crisis Iran Tehran, Iran 01979-11-04 4 November 1979 444 days
Mitsubishi Bank Hostage incident‎ Japan Osaka, Japan 01979-01-26 26 January 1979 2 days
1978 Dutch province hall hostage crisis Netherlands Assen, Netherlands 01978-03-13 13 March 1978 1 day
Lufthansa Flight 181 (Landshut hijacking) Somalia Mogadishu, Somalia 01977-10-13 13 October 1977 5 days
Japan Airlines Flight 472 hijacking IndiaJapan En route from Mumbai, India to Tokyo, Japan 01977-09-28 28 September 1977 5 days
Train hijack Netherlands De Punt, Netherlands 01977-05-23 23 May 1977 20 days
Elementary school hostage Netherlands Bovensmilde, Netherlands 01977-05-23 23 May 1977 20 days
1977 Hanafi Muslim Siege United States Washington DC, USA 01977-03-09 9 March 1977 39 hours
Entebbe Airport hostage crisis Uganda Entebbe Airport, Uganda 01976-06-27 27 June 1976 8 days
Balcombe Street Siege United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 01975-12-06 6 December 1975 5 days
Raid on the OPEC headquarters Austria Algeria Libya Vienna, Austria, hostages were taken to Algiers, Algeria and Tripoli, Libya 01975-12-21 21 December 1975 3 days
Occupation of the Indonesian consulate Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands 01975-12-04 4 December 1975 15 days
Train hijack Netherlands Wijster, Netherlands 01975-12-02 2 December 1975 12 days
Spaghetti House siege United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 01975-09-28 28 September 1975 6 days
West German embassy siege Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 01975-04-24 24 April 1975 12 hours
Ma'alot massacre Israel Ma'alot, Israel 01974-05-15 15 May 1974 2 days
Laju incident Singapore Singapore 01974-01-31 31 January 1974 8 days
Norrmalmstorg robbery Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 01973-08-23 23 August 1973 5 days
1973 Khartoum diplomatic assassinations Sudan Khartoum, Sudan 01973-03-01 1 March 1973 2 1/2 days
Munich massacre Germany Munich, Germany 01972-09-05 5 September 1972 21 hours
Hijacking of Sabena Flight 572 Israel Lod, Israel 01972-05-08 8 May 1972 One day
October Crisis Canada Quebec, Canada 01970-10-05 5 October 1970 60 days

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