Police: Man has taken several hostages near German city of Leipzig

A man is holding several hostages near the German city of Leipzig, a police spokesman said.

The man locked himself and several others - including at least one woman and several children - in his apartment early Thursday after police tried to conduct a raid there in relation to a series of burglaries, the spokesman said.

Police officers in the town of Schkeuditz have surrounded the apartment and are attempting to end the hostage situation.

Last update: Sat, 03/09/2016 - 01:26

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