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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica July 28, 2004 — A Costa Rican policeman apparently distraught over an impending job transfer killed himself and three of the nine hostages he took at the Chilean embassy Tuesday, ending a tense seven-hour standoff.
Security Minister Rogelio Ramos announced that police had entered the embassy, only to find the embassy guard, identified as Orlando Jimenez, 54, and three hostages dead of gunshot wounds.