Malaysian hostage crisis ends, 34 hostages safe

17:08, July 07, 2011      

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The suspect talks to policemen through the window at the scene of crime in Muar of Hohor, Malaysia, July 7, 2011. A total of 30 children were held hostage by the hammer-wielding man, who trespassed a local kindergarten in south Malaysia's Johor state. (Xinhua Photo)

Police stormed into a local kindergarten here on Thursday in Malaysia's Southern Johor state and gunned down a man who held 30 children and four teachers hostage for seven hours.

The man was shot in his head and was critically injured. He was being treated at a hospital.

The children, aged between two and six, and the teachers were unscathed. The man, said to be mentally deranged, had earlier trespassed the kindergarten with a knife and a hammer and threatened to kill the children for unknown reasons.


Policemen guard at the scene of crime in Muar of Johor, Malaysia, July 7, 2011. A total of 30 children were held hostage by the hammer-wielding man, who trespassed a local kindergarten in south Malaysia's Johor state. (Xinhua Photo)

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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