reach. We immediately contacted the police, and they have assigned two snipers who are standing by. Now, all the managers and top personnel are all at the scene, and we have appointed a staff member to de-escalate the situation. We will shoot the terrorists in 6 hours if we don’t reach any consensus. Our goal is to keep the hostage safe and neutralize the situation. We sincerely apologize for our ignorance for letting this happen. At this tense moment, all of our staff are standing together and staying positive and proactive in order to solve this problem. Thank you for all the hard work and patience. We will provide updates on any progress as soon as possible. Doris Liu
Additional instructor's comments about your submission Doris, in an active hostage crisis, the law enforcement folks are going to limit information about the particulars, because too much information released will impact their ability to resolve the situation and conduct a follow-up investigation. You only need to talk about two things—is the hostage safe? Are residents near the chemical plant safe? Everything else is superfluous. Some of the details are fanciful—the chemical plant has hundreds of employees—they didn’t just all go on break. You don’t tell employees that you plan to shoot the terrorist in six hours, or that that you have snipers in place. A chemical plant itself is an explosive device which you can’t lock in a cabinet. And you are not active participants in this incident. It’s the police who are in control. You are just cooperating with the authorities.
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