Apple Store hostage taker demanded $226,000 in cryptocurrency as ransom | Engadget

"According to Engadgets research, Wednesdays incident wasnt the first time someone demanded a ransom paid in cryptocurrency to end a hostage situation. The gunman was apprehended after his hostage fled the building when a police robot delivered water to the front of the store. "The hostage played a heroic role by forcing a breakthrough," according to Amsterdam police chief Frank Pauw. Police say they have yet to establish a motive for the 27-year-old gunman, whose identity they didnt share. Police used a squad car to knock him down, causing him serious injuries. He was also carrying explosives on his person at the time of his arrest. What we know is that he was a resident of the city and had a criminal record before the event.
Before he was apprehended by Amsterdam police, the suspect involved in Tuesdays Apple Store hostage situation demanded a 200 million (approximately $226 million) ransom paid in cryptocurrencies, Reut… [+1104 chars]