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Officer tasers hostage-taker in Germany

September 2, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A hostage drama at a gas station in Germany ended when police tasered the suspect. Investigators said a man carrying a knife was threatening three men and two female employees at the gas station south of Frankfurt.

After releasing four of the hostages, the suspect demanded a car and a cell phone and then backed away holding his last hostage.

As he tried to make his escape, a police officer managed to subdue him with a taser.

The man and one officer were slightly hurt.

There's no word on a motive.


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