On August 17, 2004, Zhang Kailin armed himself with two kitchen knives and took two children hostage in a fifth-floor classroom of a children's center in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province in China. Patrol police, a SWAT team and firefighters rushed to the site to intervene. Zhang bargained with authorities for over two hours, when he finally attempted to harm a hostage.
Zhang Kailin made three demands.
The hostage rescue team considered the demands.
A counter offer was rejected.
The head negotiator set his terms.
Negotiations were successful.
Everyone went home for supper except the criminal. Chinese news story here.