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    German Police Storm Law Firm to Free Hostage, Find 2 Dead in Basement

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    About 100 police officers took part in the operation to storm a law firm in the city of Stuttgart, where earlier on Monday an armed man allegedly took a hostage, and found two men dead in the basement, according to local media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – German police stormed a law firm in the city of Stuttgart, where earlier on Monday an armed man allegedly took a hostage, and found two men dead in the basement, local media reported.

    The deceased are believed to be the attacker and a lawyer, the Bild newspaper reported. Both people reportedly sustained gunshot wounds.

    About 100 police officers took part in the operation. Initially, they secured the building and the underground station near the site and tried to establish contact with the armed man.

    The motive for the attack remains unknown.

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