In a sports hall in the münsterland Lengerich has given it, according to the police, a larger hostage situation with children. According to the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung” had been alerted the police against 17.15, an hour later, the children were able to be freed.

The hostage-taker had held for 43 children and two people in its violence, was confirmed by a spokesman of the police of Münster of the MIRROR. The alleged perpetrator had been arrested by the special forces.

According to initial findings, no one had been injured. Why he took children as hostages and why he chose the sports hall is not known. Currently, the children of rescue are cared for forces and police.

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