Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Germam Hostage Situation: Gunman takes Several Hostages During Home Eviction in Germany, 1 Feared Dead

One person is reported dead after shooting during a house eviction in southwest Germany, according to police.

Karlsruhe police spokesman Juergen Schuefer said officers had shut down a large part of the city around the apartment building.

Several shots were fired at around 9am, when two court bailiffs went to clear the apartment of its occupants.

The suspected gunman has barricaded himself in the building. Police do not know how many hostages there may be, and neither of the bailiffs are accounted for.

Special police forces have now been sent to the scene.

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