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Posted on 12/02/2005 6:26:51 AM PST by Esther Ruth
School Bus Hijacked in Haiti
Friday, December 02, 2005
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Gunmen hijacked a school bus carrying 14 children Thursday, and a U.S. missionary was kidnapped while driving outside Haiti's capital, police said.
The bus was taking the children to school when several armed men stopped it, boarded it and drove off down a main road going to the west of Port-au-Prince, the capital, Police Commissioner Francois Henry Doussous told The Associated Press.
He said they're working to secure the release of the children, but did not provide a motive or any other details.
Also Thursday, gunmen shot and kidnapped 44-year-old U.S. missionary Philip Schneider as he was driving on a road north of the capital, Doussous said.
Doussous said he spoke with the kidnappers of Schneider by phone and that they are demanding $300,000 for his release. The kidnappers even put Schneider, who works for a group called Glow Ministry, on the phone with the police commander.
"I just talked to him on the phone. A bullet fractured his arm but he say's he is fine," said Doussous, who heads Haiti's anti-kidnapping unit.
Doussous said police believe the kidnappers brought Schneider to the Port-au-Prince slum of Cite Soleil, a base for armed gangs blamed for much of the recent violence in the capital.
Details on Schneider's group were not immediately available. Police said they did not know his hometown.
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They may want to send in the Marines.
did it have a louisiana license plate?
And people are upset that we have a death penalty? It's for just such occasions.
They have schools in Haiti? Who knew?
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