Hostage Crisis at Henry's Publick House - Berkeley , CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen
N 37° 52.080 W 122° 15.394
10S E 565388 N 4191429
Quick Description: Henry's Publick House, a bar on the ground floor of the Hotel Durant, is an otherwise ordinary establishment. However, in Fall of 1990, it was the site of a hostage crisis that left one person dead and dozens wounded
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2008 9:10:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM44ER
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 118

Long Description:
Mehrdad Dashti, a 31-year-old University of California student, held 33 patrons of Henry's hostage at gunpoint. He was apparently undergoing a psychotic episode. During the seven-hour standoff with police, he shot one patron and wounded and terrorized others. Henry's was and is popular among fraternity and sorority members, and Dashti targeted individuals who appeared to fit this description. Early on the morning of September 28th, he was shot to death by police.
Date of crime: 09/27/1990

Public access allowed: yes

Web site: [Web Link]

Fee required: Not Listed

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