Hostage taking in Dresden: How do the police inform you without causing panic?
The hostage-taking in Dresden was an exceptional situation. In such cases, the police must inform the public without creating panic. It’s hard work because the rumor mill boils fast.
Dresden. It’s 8:45 a.m. Saturday morning when police spokesman Thomas Geithner’s phone rings. He is informed by the operations manager: There were shots fired at Amonhof. In such cases, the public must be informed. The media is calling and asking questions. It’s Geithner’s job to coordinate all of this.