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Hostage Situation

If you are involved in a hostage situation:
  • If possible, call Public Safety at 717-291-3939 or dial 911
  • Supply the dispatcher with as many details as possible, including number of persons involved, description of hostage takers, weapons displayed, threats made, etc.
  • Do not attempt to negotiate or argue with the hostage taker.  Follow their instructions precisely.
  • Remain calm
  • Encourage others to remain calm and to do what they are told.