Supreme Court of Justice hostage crisis
The Supreme Court of Justice Hostage Crisis was a 1993 attack in which five gunmen from a group calling itself the "Death Commando" group took over the Costa Rican Supreme Court in San José on April 26 and held 19 supreme court judges (magistrates) and five administrative employees as hostages.
Four days later, after lengthy negotiations, the 24 hostages were freed and the members of the "Death Commando" were taken to an airport where they were going to take an airplane that would take them to Guatemala. The hostage-takers were captured in a spectacular raid before they were able to board the aircraft.
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