Tuesday, December 19, 2006
KTUU.com | Alaska's news and information source | Mall employee recovering from hostage crisis at Northway Mall
KTUU.com Alaska's news and information source Mall employee recovering from hostage crisis at Northway Mall:
"Anchorage, Alaska - A SWAT team stun grenade brought a hostage stand-off at the Northway Mall to a dramatic end this afternoon.
Tonight, a 19-year-old girl is recovering from the terrifying ordeal and 44-year-old Mark Talbert, who police say held her captive at knifepoint, is behind bars. Earlier today, the Northway Mall was filled with holiday shoppers who got a very close and personal view of a police take-down as it happened just 30 yards away.
'Nobody knew what was going on. All I know is that they were saying there was somebody with a knife holding somebody hostage,' said Kathleen Turner, who works at Lynn's Pull Tabs."