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.