06:44 GMT28 January 2021
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    Police have surrounded a psychiatric hospital in the German city of Deggendorf, Bavaria, where a 40-year-old man took a female hostage, Passauer Neue Nachrichten reported.

    The freed hostage is a 57-year-old woman who is a patient of the clinic. The hostage-taker had also been receiving treatment at the hospital, Donau-Anzeiger stated.

    The suspect, who was armed with two knives, has been detained by police and sustained minor injuries in the raid, according to the DPA.

    READ MORE: Hostage Situation at UPS Facility Resolved, Suspect Shot — Police (PHOTO, VIDEO)

    The hostage got away without any injuries, according to reports.

    ​According to the Bild, the man previously threatened several people with two knives. 


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