Two U.S. Mariners Kidnapped & Held Hostage from the Oilfield Supply Ship ‘C-Retriever’ Off the Nigeria Coast Last Month Have Been Released
CNN is reporting that two US citizens who were kidnapped from the U.S. flagged C-Retriever off the Nigerian coast last month have been released. The two freed individuals have only been identified U.S. and Nigerian officials as the the ship’s captain and a chief engineer.
Two U.S. citizens who were kidnapped from an oilfield supply ship off Nigeria’s coast last month have been released, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki confirmed Tuesday.
News of the release comes nearly three weeks after armed men stormed the 221-foot U.S.-flagged C-Retriever and kidnapped the two Americans, identified at the time by U.S. and Nigerian officials as the captain and a chief engineer.
The ship, owned by Louisiana-based Edison Chouest Offshore, was attacked October 23 in the piracy-plagued Gulf of Guinea off Nigeria.
The pirate assult on the C-Retriever was first reported at the gCaptain website.
Additional gCaptain sources also indicate that the Edison Chouest-owned, US-flagged platform supply vessel C-Retriever was working in a nearby field off Brass, Nigeria and was also attacked, an incident that our sources indicate was unrelated to the attack on the JTF personnel. Our source notes that the Captain and Chief Engineer, who are both US citizens, were kidnapped. A very close family friend of the Chief Engineer (who identified himself as his brother, but whos name is withheld at his request) confirmed with us that the FBI is working on the case.
Trenton, NJ Hostage Standoff Over: 38 Year Old Suspect Gerald Tyrone Murphy Shot to Death by Officers
Hostage standoff in Trenton, NJ is over with some disturbing preliminary findings …
The hostage stand off in Trenton, NJ came to an end early Sunday morning when officers shot and killed 38 year old suspect Gerald Tyrone Murphy. In the end after this 36 hour standoff, three are dead, including the hostage taker, 44 year old Carmelita Stevens, the mother of the children, and a young boy about 13 years old. According to police, a preliminary investigation found that Carmelita Stevens and her son were killed approximately two weeks ago. Also killed was the suspect, identified as Gerald “Skip” Murphy. Three children were rescued from the home, a 4-year old boy, and 16 and 18 year-old girls, who are being treated at a local hospital.
Police say the bodies of a woman and a 13-year-old boy have been found after a days-long standoff in New Jersey, and a suspect was killed in the rescue of three children inside the home.
Authorities said at a news conference Sunday that officers stormed the house and shot 38-year-old Gerald Tyrone Murphy because he was threatening one of the children. Murphy later died of his injuries.
The standoff ended at 3:45 a.m. Sunday, about 37 hours after it began. Murphy had been holed-up in a two-story red brick house in South Trenton since Friday afternoon.
Stand Off Continues as Armed Man With Child Hostages Barricaded Inside South Trenton, New Jersey Home (Killed Girlfriend & One Child) … Family Member ID Deceased Woman as Carmen Kelly (Update: Standoff Over)
The Hostage Standoff Continues in Trenton, NJ …
As reported by Reuters, an armed man with multiple hostages remained barricaded inside his South Ward home in Trenton, New Jersey, on Saturday after a standoff with law enforcement negotiators overnight. On Friday, officers were checking on the house. Police were called to the home before 3 p.m. Friday on reports that a man had barricaded himself inside and had discovered the partially decomposed body of the man’s girlfriend. However, they pulled back when they saw he had a gun. The Times of Trenton reported that one of the woman’s children was killed and that the man was holding three more of her children inside the house.
The newspaper also reported that one of the woman’s children was killed and that the man was holding three more of her children inside the house. A fifth child, age 19, was reportedly safe at another location with relatives.
Trenton Police Lieutenant Edelmiro Gonzalez told Reuters late on Friday that officers responding for a wellness check on someone at the house on Friday afternoon had encountered a man who barricaded himself inside.
He declined to confirm the girlfriend’s death or whether anyone else in the house had been killed. The identity of the suspect has not been released.
UPDATE I: The hostage sstandoff has now continued for over 20 hours. The man’s identity has not yet been released; however, State police were assisting in the response by providing a SWAT team, arson bomb unit, K-9 bomb unit, and hostage negotiators, said Sgt. Adam Grossman.
UPDATE II: 2 dead in New Jersey hostage standoff.
Law enforcement sources told The Times the suspect, who is not the father of the children, killed their mother and her fourth child prior to police arrival. A family member identified the woman as Carmen Kelly, 42, a mother of five.
Her cousin, Ray Kelly, said she had been living at the house on the 200 block of Grand Street with the man for about two months with her children.
Carmen Kelly’s oldest child, a 19-year-old autistic son, is safe with relatives, Ray Kelly said. Carmen Kelly also has two daughters, ages 17 and 14, along with a son in his early teens and a 4-year-old boy. Ray Kelly had not been told which of the children had been killed.
UPDATE III: After 3-day standoff with gunman in Trenton, 3 kids safe. Press Conference to take place Sunday morning.
A standoff with an armed man who took multiple hostages inside a Trenton home has ended, and three children are safe, police said early Sunday.
“The Trenton hostage situation is resolved, the three children are safe, and the area is secure,” state police Sgt. Adam Grossman told The Associated Press, delivering a joint statement also from Trenton police and county prosecutors.
Grossman said the standoff ended at 3:45 a.m. Sunday but refused to reveal any more details, including how it ended, what became of the gunman, any information about the children, and if there were any other hostages.
Mugshots of Cleveland House of Horrors Abductors Castro Brothers … Ariel Castro, Pedro Castro & Onil Castro … Michele Knight, Amanda Berry & Gina DeJesus Chained by Neck and Waist
The MUGSHOTS of the Castro brothers have been released. The face (s) of evil have been put out for the world to see. Ariel Castro, Pedro Castro and Onil Castro, the suspects in the abduction of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina Dejesus will be arraigned soon and could face many more charges that just abduction and unlawful confinement. Obviously there are going to be other charges of sexual assault and rape, which will include that of minors as well, as the three girls were held hostage for such a long period of time. The three dirtbags may also face murder charges as well.
Ariel Castro, Pedro Castro & Onil Castro
The three woman Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry & Gina Dejesus are free but now the stories are leaking out as to the unimaginable horrors that they were put through for the past 10+ years. CBS News is reporting that the three were chained by their necks and waist. Chains and bondage-like material were found hanging from the ceiling of the basement. The three women were reportedly kept in different rooms, two in the basement and one in the attic. UNREAL.
Chains were hanging from the ceiling of a room in a Cleveland home where three women, Michele Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, were found alive Monday after being missing for a decade, law enforcement sources told CBS affiliate WOIO.
A source told a WOIO reporter that the three women were chained up in the house for years by the neck and waist.
Two of the women were often held in the basement, and one woman was held in a room upstairs, multiple sources told WOIO.
For more updates, information, read others opinions and analysis and to provide your own, Go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Amanda Berry, Michele Knight and Gina Dejesus.
Leeland Eisenberg, 52 Year Old New Hampshire Man Who Took Hostages at One of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Offices 6 Years Ago Missing his Manchester Halfway House Sunday
According to the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, Leeland Eisenberg, the 52 year old New Hampshire man who took hostages at one of Hillary Clinton’s campaign offices 6 years ago is missing from his half way house. Leeland Eisenberg was discovered missing during a head count Sunday afternoon at the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester, NH. In 2007, Eisenberg entered Hillary Clinton’s campaign office in Rochester, NH, with road flares strapped to his chest claiming he had a bomb. Eisenberg held several hostages for hours. Hillary Clinton was not present at the time. Eisenberg would have been eligible for parole in August 2013. Now, once he is found, he will be charged with escape, a felony punishable by 3 ½ to 7 years in prison.
Authorities say they are considering it an escape because Eisenberg did not let anyone know he was leaving, as he is required to do. They said he is not considered armed or dangerous.
This is at least the second time Eisenberg has left authorities wondering about his whereabouts.
He was released in 2009 after serving two thirds of a three-year sentence. But in February 2010, he violated his probation by cutting off his GPS tracking bracelet. He was arrested about a day later and eventually received a new sentence of 3 1/2 to 7 years. He is eligible for parole in August.
Eisenberg has a history of mental illness and substance-abuse problems, authorities say.
File this one under, good riddance to bad rubbish!
According to the LA Times, San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials have positively identified the charred remains found in a burned mountain cabin following the stand off with police as that of former LA police officer and murderer Christopher Dorner. Maybe this will stop the conspiracy theorist who think that Dorner faked his death like in the ending of the movie Sword Fish. Then again, maybe not. As per the official autopsy of the charred body pulled from the burned out mountain cabin where Dorner was in a stand off and gun fight with police. Christopher Dorner had murdered four individuals, including two police officers before he was taken down. Authorities have yet to release the autopsy information as to how Dorner died.
The police and family members mentioned in Dorner’s manifesto can now rest assured that they are safe from this murderer
San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials have positively identified the charred remains found in a mountain cabin Tuesday as being the body of Christopher Dorner.
Officials said they made the identification using dental records during the autopsy.
The announcement brings a formal end to the epic manhunt for Dorner, who was accused of killing four people, including two law enforcement officers. He was killed at the end of a hours-long standoff in a cabin near Big Bear on Tuesday afternoon.
Former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner Presumed Dead after Gun Battle with Police and Fire Engulfs Cabin he Was Barricaded In
IT HAS COME TO A FIREY, DEADLY END …
The man hunt and stand off with former LA police officer Christopher Dorner who went on a killing spree murdering four individuals. including two police officers, is over. The stand off ended Tuesday at a mountain cabin in Big Bear in a gun battle and fire the engulfed the cabin where Dorner barricaded himself inside. Christopher Dorner is presumed dead. Early reports from multiple sources of a body found in the cabin were said to be premature as the cabin was too hot to investigate. However, later according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, investigators found charred human remains in the burned out cabin’s debris. Although they are considered to belong to cop killer Christopher Dorner, forensic test need to be done in order to confirm it. The LA PD and their families can rest easier today as this lunatic, hell bent on revenge and killing those he presumed responsible for his lot in life and their families is dead. Christopher Dorner won’t be down for breakfast.
Christopher Dorner – DEAD
The manhunt for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected of going on a killing spree converged may have ended Tuesday at a mountain cabin where authorities believe he barricaded himself inside, engaged in a shootout that killed a deputy, and then never emerged as the home went up in flames.
Investigators found charred human remains in the burned out cabin’s debris, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, which said forensic techniques would be used to try to identify the body.
CBS News correspondent John Miller says two law enforcement sources tell him authorities are confident the body is that of fugitive Christopher Dorner, 33. Their confidence was based on the facts that the man who stole a truck fit Dormer’s description, that the same man was chased to the cabin, that he tossed a green smoke grenade at officers from inside the cabin and used a 50 caliber weapon to fire on them.
Based on the fact that the house was surrounded and no one was seen fleeing, Miller adds, authorities feel the body is indeed that of Dorner.
VIDEO of Gun Battle with police from CBS News (local TV station gets up close and personal in the midst of the gun battle)
Fire broke out in the cabin after law enforcement made their assault on the cabin, the L.A. TImes reports that “police had broken down windows, pumped in tear gas and blasted a loud speaker urging Dorner to surrender. When they got no response, police deployed a vehicle to rip down the walls of the cabin ‘one by one, like peeling an onion,’ a law enforcement official said.” When authorities reached the last wall, they heard a single gunshot. Gunshots were later heard, likely due to the fire engulfing the cabin. Some reports presume that Dorner was burned alive. I hardly doubt it. The single gun shot was most likely a single self inflicted death blow to Dorner, favorite act of cowards everywhere when they know the gig is up.
More VIDEO of events and reports on the scene.
UPDATE I: From Breitbart.com, the LEFTIST Dorner supporters on Twitter cheer on the cop killer as he battles police … GO DORNER GO!!! What a bunch of sick twisted people that would support and defend the senseless murdering of innocent people. More at Twitch.com, #TeamDorner cretins root for Dorner to kill more police officers during gunfight. UNBELIEVABLE.
UPDATE II: From Info Wars comes VIDEO and audio of police chatter discussing the siege of the cabin and setting the burners, code for tear gas … LAPD Audio From Dorner Siege: “Burn This Motherf*cker”. Alex Jones seems to be upset that the police “pulled a WACO” on a cop killer to silence him forever. Really dude, do you really think that this was going to end in an arrest? The delusional, conspiracy theorist best put his tinfoil hat back on. When the fire started, the cop killer could have come out of the cabin and surrender. Instead, Dorner most likely committed suicide. Most likely the autopsy will show this; however, the Dorner supporters will say that is all part of the Man’s conspiracy as well.
The LAPD has pulled a Waco. Barely two hours after ordering the media to remove their helicopters from the area and cut all live feeds, the LAPD managed to set fire to the cabin occupied by Christopher Dorner and burn him alive inside it, according to media reports.
Mission accomplished for the LAPD, an organization that has run its manhunt more like a rampaging street gang than a professional police department. As Natural News has already documented, LAPD officers have engaged in attempted murder of innocent citizens in their freakish frenzy to try to kill Dorner.
Their motive explains why LAPD officers fired tear gas into the cabin where Dorner was staying, knowing it would ignite flammable materials in the home and set the place on fire.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, February 6, 2013 – Media Wants Details of How The FBI Ended the Standoff Successfully
- Should the FBI disclose everything in how they ended the week long standoff in Alabama?
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Bus Driver Shot Dead and 6 Year Old Child Held Hostage in Underground Bunker in Midland City, AL (Gunman & Hostage Taker: Jimmy Lee Dykes)
Hostage stand off in Midland City, Alabama continues …
A man in Midland City, AL has fatally shot a school bus driver and has taken a six year old child hostage. The incident took place on Tuesday at about 3:40 pm CT, and as of Wednesday morning, the man and the 6 year old child are still held up in an underground bunker. A neighbor stated that the suspect had been living in the area for about two years and began building the “bomb shelter” right when he moved in. The police have yet to provide the name of the suspect.
A man fatally shot the driver of a school bus in Alabama and fled with a 6-year-old child passenger, prompting an overnight standoff with police that remained unresolved Wednesday, authorities and reports said.
The Dale County Sheriff told WBMA-TV (http://bit.ly/WthpQh ) that the man shot the driver in Midland City on Tuesday afternoon when he refused to let the child off the bus. The driver later died of his wounds. His identity wasn’t released
The shooter took the child to an area behind a nearby church, and police were negotiating with him for hours, authorities said.
WSFA-TV reported early Wednesday that Alabama State troopers, a SWAT team and FBI agents had converged nearby.
Midland City police would not comment, and a dispatcher at the Dale City Sheriff’s office told The Associated Press early Wednesday that the agency was not releasing any immediate details.
UPDATE I: Suspect named in the Alabama hostage stand off … 65 year old Jimmy Lee Dykes. It would appear that Dykes has a past of not playing well with others. According to reports, he was scheduled to appear in court on charges stemming from a dispute with neighbors last month.
The gunman, identified by neighbors as Jimmy Lee Dykes, a 65-year-old retired truck driver, was known around the neighborhood as a menacing figure who once beat a dog to death with a lead pipe, threatened to shoot children for setting foot on his property and patrolled his yard at night with a flashlight and a shotgun.
He had been scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning to answer charges he shot at his neighbors in a dispute last month over a speed bump.