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Veteran negotiator talks about options facing French authorities
Veteran negotiator talks about options facing French authorities

Kidnappings carried out by extremist groups who seek attention or money for their cause can often stretch out over days or weeks, with negotiators having time and several avenues to reach out to the abductors. The two police sieges in France on Friday were different, said former hostage negotiator Christopher Voss. Together they presenting authorities with an "uncontained situation" involving, in at least one case, gunmen already suspected of killing 12 people this week at the Paris magazine Charlie Hebdo. Before police stormed the warehouse outside the French capital and the kosher grocery in southeast Paris where hostages were held by gunmen, negotiators had to weigh the...

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