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Politics 33 years ago, rebels allegedly backed by Pablo Escobar stormed Colombia's Palace of Justice — here's how the terrifying siege went down

In the mid-1980s, left-wing guerrillas stormed Colombia's Supreme Court building, taking hundreds of hostages and sparking a bloody siege.

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A Colombian policemen hits the pavement as leftist guerrillas in the Palace of Justice open fire, in Bogota, November 6, 1986. A group of plainclothes policemen huddles near two armored personnel carriers. play

A Colombian policemen hits the pavement as leftist guerrillas in the Palace of Justice open fire, in Bogota, November 6, 1986. A group of plainclothes policemen huddles near two armored personnel carriers.

(AP Photo)
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