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"Get down to the floor! The party begins!" Shouting in English, Jan-Erik Olsson walked into a Stockholm bank on August 23, 1973, high on drugs, agitated and waving a submachine gun.

So began a hostage drama that would go on to last six days, and birth the term "Stockholm Syndrome" — a concept now known around the world whereby captives develop an emotional bond with their captors.

Olsson, known by his nickname "Janne," took four employees hostage: three women and one man.

Police and media quickly swarmed the square outside Kreditbanken, with snipers perched in surrounding buildings, their weapons pointed at the bank.

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