FBI’s Elite Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) Doing Their Thing

first published on April 19, 2020 by

The FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) is federal law enforcement’s only full-time counterterrorism tactical unit and claims to have capabilities equal to America’s military special operations units.


The HRT is able to deploy anywhere in the US or its territories within four hours to rescue both Americans and allies being held hostage by terrorists and criminals. The unit has dedicated aviation and maritime assets, while their agents are trained to HALO parachute or fast rope into hostile environments and then proceed to raid, search, arrest, assault, snipe, or rescue their way to mission completion.