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Hostage negotiators conclude training in Fairfield

By From page A3 | March 20, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Two days of training hosted by the California Hostage Negotiators Association at the Fairfield Center for Creative Arts concluded Wednesday.

About 350 people from 89 agencies, including the FBI, attended the event.

People at the training were negotiators or commanders with various agencies who shared techniques and case studies, said FBI spokeswoman Gina Swankie. A highlight of the training was a negotiator from the Quantico FBI academy who worked on the “Captain Phillips” case, she said.

Richard Phillips was captain of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama who was held captive by Somali pirates in April 2009. A 2013 movie was made based on the book Phillips wrote about the ordeal.

Fairfield City Manager Sean Quinn at Tuesday’s City Council meeting thanked the Fairfield Police Department and FBI for the event in Fairfield. He said area restaurants and lodging benefited from the business generated by the training.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy

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