4 dead in German standoff
Policemen stand in the area where a gunman had taken people hostage on July 4, 2012.
July 4th, 2012
07:52 AM ET

4 dead in German standoff

A gunman fired shots and held people hostage Wednesday in southern Germany in a standoff that left four people dead, police said.

The gunman was facing eviction, and the hostages included a bailiff who came to remove the man from his flat in the city of Karlsruhe.

Police stormed the flat shortly after noon because it was on fire, said Karlsruhe police spokesman Juergen Schoefer. They found four bodies inside.

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  1. banasy©

    Here's a whole untouched thread...go for it P!
    And leave me out of it.

    July 4, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. regina

    Eviction is an international crime. Banks are the criminals. They have the right to steal millions while when a person who loses a job and does not pay for several months has no excuse and must leave his home. There should be laws passed that make eviction illegal and a human rights crime. How many articles I read where banks do everything possible, including giving false information to people in order to confuse them and get a hold of their property.

    July 8, 2012 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |