(London Daily Mail) A siege has ended in Germany with a hostage taker and four of his captives dead after an attempted eviction morphed into a bloodbath.
The armed gunman, 53, murdered a bailiff, 47, a locksmith, 33, and the prospective new tenant of the flat, 45, in the south-western city of Karlsruhe with shots to the head before taking his own life.
The bailiff had two bullets in his thigh before he was finished off.
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The victims were tied up and 'executed', according to the local prosecutor. 'This was a planned act and we are dealing with four cold blooded murders,' he added.