Five dead in German hostage-taking
- Published: 4 Jul 2012 at 21.05
- Online news:
A gunman killed four hostages in southwestern Germany Wednesday before presumably shooting himself while resisting eviction from his apartment building, police said.
Police said they found five dead bodies in the apartment in the city of Karlsruhe after storming it when they smelled something burning, about three hours after the hostage-taking began.
Authorities initially spoke of three or four dead but said they discovered the body of a fifth victim, a woman, presumed to be the owner of the flat, during a search, a spokesman said.
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