Unable to leave the auditorium of the Dubrovka Theater for over four days, the orchestra pit becomes the bathroom. After a mysterious woman sneaks into the theatre, and confronts terrorist leader Movsar Barayev, she is dragged into the lobby and shot. Despite immense pressure to open talks, Putin insists everyone will get out alive, without recalling troops from Chechnya. The Russian Government reacted to terrorist leader Movsar Barayev’s demands, only after a rescue mission conducted by the Russian Spetsnaz turns deadly.
With Irma Blanco & Carter Roy
Some terrorists use weapons. Some use information. The scariest use hostages. Every Thursday, Hostage tells electrifying crime stories culminating in intense, life-or-death negotiations. Within the stories, we examine tactics used by the FBI’s crisis negotiation unit, world governments, and even hostage’s parents, highlighting the techniques that saved lives, and the moments where everything went tragically wrong. Hostage is a production of Cutler Media, and part of the Parcast Network. New episodes release on Thursdays.