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Inmates free hostages, shoot themselves dead after Taiwan prison siege

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posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 10:55 PM
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Six heavily armed inmates who held their warden and a guard hostage at a prison in Taiwan have committed suicide after a dramatic 14-hour siege.

The prisoners had broken into the prison's armory and seized a number of weapons, including rifles, handguns and more than 200 bullets, Justice Minister Lou Ying-shay told reporters Thursday.

Warden Chen Shih-chih and the head of prison guards, Wang Shih-tsang, were found safe, according to the country's justice ministry. Officials said the six men turned their guns on themselves.

The inmates, who were serving a range of sentences for crimes including murder, complained about their sentences, mistreatment at the jail, and the recent release of former President Chen Shui-bian on medical grounds, according to Taiwanese media reports. He was serving a 20-year sentence for corruption.


posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 12:45 AM
This sounds like the "official story" rather than what really happened.

All very convenient.

posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 01:26 AM
a reply to: LukeDAP

I have a perfect explanation for what really happened:


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