Germany: Hostage-Taker Arrested, Captives Unharmed

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 19, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Police have arrested a man who took three hostages Monday morning at the city hall of Ingolstadt, Germany, where Chancellor Angela Merkel had been set to hold a campaign rally later in the day. 

Police spokesman Guenther Beck to The Associated Press that the captives were safe and the hostage taker was injured. 

Local publication, the Donau Kurier had earlier reported that the suspected hostage taker was a 24-year-old man who had been stalking a 25-year-old employee at the city hall. The three hostages were reported to be Deputy Mayor Sepp Misslbeck, his secretary, and the city government’s complaint manager.

 

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.