Man takes children hostage in French school: official

13th December 2010, Comments 0 comments

A man armed with two swords on Monday took at least 15 children hostage in a primary school in eastern France, officials and media reports said.

The man initially took 20 children hostage when he burst into the school in the city of Besancon but later released five of them, French radio reports said.

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

© 2010 AFP

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