The following was first broadcast by SPNN on 23 January YC123
Hostage Situation in Amarrinn City Suburbs!!!
“Just into the newsroom, there’s a hostage situation in the suburbs of Amarrinn city. Tanya Novaya is on scene.” The holo changes from a shot of the anchor to show a young blonde woman standing in the street. ACPD officers can be seen in the background.
“Yes, Jacob. I’m on West Hill St. About two blocks down that way, ACPD officers are in a standoff with a number of armed suspects in a van and two SUVs. The officers were responding to a report of a break in and possible kidnapping. They came upon the suspects throwing at least one bound and gagged person into the van and ordered the suspects to put their hands up. The suspects began firing on the responding officers, hitting one of them. SPNN was able to acquire redacted dash cam footage of these first moments.” The recordings began to play. After they finished playing, the holo changed back to show Tanya.
“ACPD is not releasing any statements yet, but it is believed that the suspects that have been cornered here are some of the men that have been roaming through Amarrinn over the last couple of weeks and kidnapping Ardeind supporters. There are about a dozen suspects, and ACPD says that there are four to six hostages. Wait!” The holo goes wild before settling on a SUV that pulls up behind an ACPD marked cruiser. Two people get out. They are both wearing windbreakers.
“Yep. This is definitely related to the Ardeind kidnappings. Those are Legion investigators. They are in conversation with the senior officers on scene and hostage negotiators.” Suddenly, some officers begin shouting. The Legion investigators and senior ACPD officers duck down behind a nearby sedan. The hostage negotiator and one of the officers begin shouting into their radios as the Legion officers draw their pistols and run towards the commotion.
“Well, I don’t know what happened there, Jacob, but ACPD is telling us to move back twenty yards again.” The holo shows two ACPD officers telling the news crew to start moving back. In the background, an armored vehicle pulls up and ACPD SWAT officers jump out.
“Well, Jacob, it looks like ACPD is still bringing in more units. This is really big. I’ll keep monitoring this, and get back to you with more. Tanya Novaya, reporting from Amarrinn.” The holo changes back to Jacob