07 Jul '11, 7am

Police storm building and rescue 30 children held hostage in M'sian pre-school

Police storm building and rescue 30 children held hostage in M'sian pre-school

Jul 7, 2011 30 children held hostage in Malaysian pre-school A Malaysian man wielding a machete and a hammer took 30 children and teachers hostage in a kindergarten on Thursday, triggering a standoff with police. -- PHOTO: ST FILE KUALA LUMPUR - A MALAYSIAN man wielding a machete and a hammer took 30 children and teachers hostage in a kindergarten on Thursday, triggering a standoff with police. District police officer Suhaimi Ahmad said the man barged into the kindergarten in a residential area of Muar, Johor early in the morning. Police cordoned off the area and were negotiating with the man, he said. He denied a report that one child had died and said the situation was under control. The Star newspaper reported that the man told negotiators to give him a gun or he would kill the children. It said a psychiatrist, Lau Keen Lee, spoke to the man from outside the building an...

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