You are a negotiator talking with a hostage taker with 200 hostages. It could be in an office building, theatre, stadium, shopping mall, or otherwise medium scale location.
After having a heated discussion, the hostage taker threatens to execute 10 of them if you do not give a timely accurate response describing the condition of the breach team outside.
First question: Do you do as the hostage taker asks?
After this situation resolves, the hostage taker promises to let all but 50 go... given a condition.
The condition is those remaining 50 hostages will be controlled for the next 5-50 years. Every 5 years that pass, 5 hostages will be released. They're insurance to make sure the hostage taker is not harmed. If at any time the hostage taker is harmed, ostracized from, or quarantined in society, some or all of the remaining hostages will be executed via a remote signal. You don't know how this will happen. If you don't believe the hostage taker, he can execute 5 in front of you to show the remote signal is operational.
The hostage taker will also request medical care to insure against death from old age. If the hostage taker passes on, remaining hostages will be executed if due diligence is not exercised.
Second question: Do you claim suspicion?
Third question: Do you let the hostage taker go?