Today, on February 28, 1972 (Japan):
This 10-day hostage crisis (February 19 – 28) began when five radical United Red Army members entered the Mount Asama Lodge and took Yasuko MUTA (31) hostage. On the 10th day, the Police used a wrecking ball to break the walls and entered the house. During this assault, the radicals opened fired on the police (in the house and outside) using weapons and home-made bombs. Two police officers were killed and 15 others were wounded. A civilian was also fatally wounded. This was the first 10-hour marathon (continuous live stream) of news in Japan. This incident lead to a decreased leftist movement within Japan.
Read more @ http://bit.ly/N9VL2P (Asahi Article)