Fox Denver reporter Julie Hayden was on Hannity tonight to recount a terrifying hostage situation.

Dan Pooley, a convicted felon, held a 13-year-old boy hostage for 18 hours. When SWAT teams arrived, he called his family and asked to speak to a reporter.

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Fox Denver reporter Julie Hayden was getting ready for a liveshot when she got the call. She talked to Pooley as police listened along.

"I said a quick prayer, saying ‘Please help me find the words and the way to not do anything wrong, and to help if I can,’” Hayden told Hannity.

A sniper fatally shot Pooley, and the boy was set free.

Watch the video above to hear Hayden recount the harrowing ordeal.