Jul 4 - One dead, several people injured, as gunman takes hostages in Germany - police
|Jul 4 - One dead, several people injured, as gunman takes hostages in Germany - police|
A gunman has taken hostages in an apartment in the south-west German city of Karlsruhe, local police say, with one person reportedly k!lled.
The hostages were taken in a block of flats after court bailiffs went there to clear the property of its occupants by court order. A bailiff and several other people are reportedly among the hostages.
A Karlsruhe police spokesman said they they are dealing with an armed man, but have had no contact with him yet.
Police shut down a large part of the city around the apartment building after shots were fired.
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Gunman k!lls hostages in Germany after facing eviction
At least five people have been k!lled in a hostage-taking incident at a house in the southwestern German city of Karlsruhe, police say.
The incident came on Wednesday when an armed man, facing house eviction after failing to pay the rent, took several people hostage in his apartment.
Police were called by the residents of the building at about 9:00 a.m. (0700 GMT) when gunshots were heard from the apartment of the gunman.
Smelling something burning, police forces broke into the flat and found five dead bodies inside.
The victims are reported to be a court bailiff who was sent to evict the man, a locksmith who accompanied him, and a woman, presumed to be the home owner.
There are also two unidentified dead bodies one of which is thought to be that of the hostage-taker.
Following two school massacres in Germany in April 2002 and March 2009, German gun laws were tightened.
According to reports, in January 2012, a 54-year-old man accused of embezzlement shot dead a prosecutor at a court in the southern German city of Dachau.
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