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Man, daughter die after hostage crisis in Holland

Last Updated: Friday, November 8, 2013 - 10:55

The Hague: A hostage situation in a Dutch town ended Thursday with the death of hostage-taker and his three-year-old daughter, police said.
The incident occurred during morning time when the man, a resident of Limburg province`s Reuver town, got involved in a fight with his ex-wife. She had recently ended their relationship, Xinhua reported.

The furious man shot her in the leg with a gun, prompting a neighbour to pull the wounded lady into his house. But the shooter escaped to another house while taking his own three-year-old daughter hostage.

As police arrived, it surrounded the man`s house and sealed off the area. While residents were adviced to stay indoors, the injured woman was rushed to hospital.

Following negotiations with the hostage-taker, a police team entered the house at around three o` clock in the afternoon. But they only found the dead bodies of the man and his little daughter, according to reports.

First Published: Friday, November 8, 2013 - 10:55

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