Monday, December 13, 2010

15 children held hostage in east France

An armed young man has taken hostage at least 15 children in a primary school in eastern France, a report says.

The 17-year-old man, holding two swords, initially took 20 children hostage when he burst into the school in the city of Besancon but later released five of them, AFP reported on Monday. 

"Around 14 children have come out and at the moment there are still five or six inside," Besancon mayor Jean-Louis Fousseret told French Info radio. 

According to French media reports, the teenager suffers from depression. 

Police have surrounded the school and Education Minister Luc Chatel was on his way to the city, officials said. 

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