What Does It Mean When A Homeless Man's Death Goes Viral?
Erasmo Francisco de Lima saved a woman held hostage at São Paulo's largest cathedral, only to be gunned down seconds later. Viral video of the homeless man's death became a rallying cry for compassion — but could internet fame provide closure for de Lima's family or lasting change for Brazil’s urban poor?
Man Held At Knife Point By Desperate Kidney Disease Patient
Terrifying and tragic. The man with the hatchet is dying of kidney disease but can't afford the treatment to save his life. He held this man hostage in a desperate bid to get money for the procedure. Fortunately the standoff was resolved peacefully.
Possible Hostage Situation Near The Flatiron Building In New York
According to both Gothamist and the New York Daily News there is currently some sort of hostage situation in or around the Flatiron Building. Most reports tend to agree that a man is holding his wife hostage at gun point. UPDATE: The most recent reports have the man located in the apartment building next to the Flatiron. The police have currently blocked off a four block area and it is recommended that you avoid the area. UPDATE 2: Police have the suspect in custody. There were no injuries or shots were fired. The suspect was led away wearing daisy dukes (I really hope we'll have pictures soon).