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Remembering the ‘Good Guys’ hostage crisis in Sacramento

On April 4, 1991, more than 40 customers and employees were taken hostage inside The Good Guys! electronics store in Sacramento for eight hours. The violent exchange of views at the now closed Florin Mall was then broadcast live on television. Four men wearing ski masks rushed to the store with shotguns and handcuffs, creating one of the worst hostage situations in the country’s history. The hostages demanded millions of dollars, said they wanted to talk to the president and asked for a helicopter to fly them to Thailand. As the hostage situation unfolded, the suspects watched themselves live on the news from the store’s televisions. By the end, three hostages had died, along with three of the suspects in the largest hostage rescue operation in the United States. Eleven of the hostages were injured.

On April 4, 1991, more than 40 customers and employees were taken hostage inside The Good Guys! electronics store in Sacramento for eight hours.

The violent exchange of views in the now closed Florin Mall was then played live on television.

Four men wearing ski masks rushed to the store with shotguns and handcuffs, creating one of the worst hostage situations in the country’s history.

The hostages demanded millions of dollars, said they wanted to talk to the president and asked for a helicopter to fly them to Thailand.

As the hostage situation unfolded, the suspects watched themselves live on the news from the store’s televisions.

By the end, three hostages had died, along with three of the suspects in the largest hostage rescue operation in the United States. Eleven of the hostages were injured.

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