Expert reveals how to act in a hostage situation

Drive 10/11/2018

A former hostage negotiator has advice for preparing for the unlikely event of being taken as as hostage.

On Friday, a 30-year-old man was charged over allegedly holding a woman at knifepoint at Westfield Manukau shopping mall.

Lance Burdett, a former hostage negotiator, breaks down what do to in order to hopefully escape the situation.

He told RadioLIVE that trying to engage with the perpetrator as another human being is a safe first step.

“If it goes to aggression, you’re going to have to do something different.”

Listen to the full interview with Lance Burdett above.

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