Wisconsin hostage taker died by self-inflicted gunshot: police

09:36, December 01, 2010      

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The student who held 24 people hostage for several hours in a classroom at a Wisconsin high school died on Tuesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the local police said.

The 15-year-old sophomore shot himself after police stormed the classroom on Monday night, local media WISN quoted police as saying.

The armed student at Marinette High School held 23 students and one teacher hostage for five hours, and all the hostages were later released unharmed, police said.

One of the students taken hostage said the gunman appeared depressed but didn't seem like he wanted to hurt anyone.

The reason still remains unclear and several of the hostages and other teens would be interviewed by police to determine the teen's motivation.

Source: Xinhua


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