Five people were left dead after a hostage-taking during a home eviction in southwestern Germany Wednesday, including the presumed gunman, police said. Police said they found the bodies inside after storming the apartment in the city of Karlsruhe when they smelled something burning, several hours after a man barricaded himself and the hostages inside. Authorities initially spoke of three or four dead but said they discovered the body of a fifth victim, a woman, presumed to be owner of the flat, during a search, a spokesman said. Two of the other victims included a bailiff and a locksmith. Two further bodies have yet to be identified but are thought to include the hostage-taker. Residents of the building had raised the alarm with police at around 9:00 am (0700 GMT) when shots were heard from the home of the hostage-taker who was about to be evicted.Aparment building flat. Not a home. Perhaps welfare-subsidized flat? Of course, if the perp's name was something along the lines of Heinz Christian, or Gutter Zeit, it'd probably have been released by now. Developing...
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
BREAKING NEWS FROM OVERSEAS... Five dead in apartment killing
German press still not mentioning a motive or releasing name of the shooter From Eric Dondero: Another crazed Jihadi? From TheStar.com, "Police: Five dead, including hostage-taker in Germany":