Hostage drama in Germany

2012-07-04 12:15

Berlin - A gunman has taken several people, including a bailiff, hostage during a home eviction in southwestern Germany and shots have been heard, police said on Wednesday.

A police spokesperson said they believed there could be people injured but were unable to say how many hostages were being held in the building in the city of Karlsruhe.

The man barricaded himself and the hostages in early on Wednesday morning, the spokesperson said.
Special police forces have been sent to the scene which has been sealed off.