On February 18, 2013, members of the Omaha FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association assisted the local FBI office with a crisis management and hostage negotiation training scenario by volunteering to act as hostages and hostage takers After three hours, the “hostages” were released and the “hostage takers” met with the FBI negotiators to debrief. According to Alumni participants, it was a fun, eye-opening day in Omaha. Above, a “hostage taker” surrenders to the SWAT team.