(TacticalNews.com) – Being taken hostage might be a rare occurrence, but it does happen. These situations are serious, and one can take a fatal turn depending on the attacker’s mentality. Here are a few ways you can beat the odds and survive a hostage situation.
The video does a great job of describing what you should do if you’re ever faced with one of these nightmare scenarios. The first step we should always try to take is to escape before it becomes a hostage situation. Really, the best way not to be in the middle of something is to dodge it altogether.
If the situation is inevitable, your next step is to avoid unnecessary attention. You need to switch to survival mode and string out the circumstances as long as you can; the longer these scenarios last, the more likely a hostage is to survive.
Despite being a hostage, you can still plan and map out an escape, which is your next step to survival. Take note of the surroundings: What can be used as a weapon? Where are the escape routes? Also, be sure to do your best to remember anything and everything you can about your captor.
Final and next step, simply survive the rescue. Seems easy enough, right? Well, not so much; the rescuers don’t always know exactly who the bad guys are. Be sure to take cover. You definitely don’t want to get caught in any crossfire in the off chance a shootout starts. Also, know that you’re not off the hook until the police sort out the scene. Be prepared for an interrogation.
Your overall chances may depend on the ability to move around, and duct tape is often used as a means for attackers to restrain their hostages. Be sure to check out how you can escape duct tape bindings.
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