German man, 77, shot dead defying eviction

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27 September 2004 , GIESSEN - A 77-year-old man was shot dead by police Monday while seeking to defy his forcible eviction from his flat. Police said the incident happened after a court bailiff went to the flat to serve eviction orders in the central city of Giessen. The elderly man threatened to shoot himself or anyone coming to get him and then barricaded himself inside, beginning a three-hour standoff. When police officials arrived to forcibly evict him, the man fired a gun at them. The police immediate

27 September 2004

GIESSEN - A 77-year-old man was shot dead by police Monday while seeking to defy his forcible eviction from his flat.

Police said the incident happened after a court bailiff went to the flat to serve eviction orders in the central city of Giessen.

The elderly man threatened to shoot himself or anyone coming to get him and then barricaded himself inside, beginning a three-hour standoff.

When police officials arrived to forcibly evict him, the man fired a gun at them. The police immediately fired back, the spokesman said.

DPA

Subject: German news

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