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Taiwan Inmates Free Hostages, Then All 6 'Committed Suicide'

By    |   Friday, 13 Feb 2015 06:46 AM

Six inmates at a Taiwan jail reportedly committed suicide after an overnight standoff in which they seized weapons from the armory and held the warden and top guard hostage.

The hostages, including Warden Chen Shih-chih and head guard Wang Shih-tsang, left the prison safely, reported Reuters.

"The six inmates all committed suicide," Deputy Justice Minister Chen Ming-tang said in comments broadcast on Taiwanese television, adding they had shot themselves.

Media reports said the prisoners in the port city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan pretended to seek medical attention on Wednesday afternoon and took several guards hostage as they attempted to escape. They took rifles, pistols and bullets from the prison armory.

Chen, the warden, and top guard Wang exchanged themselves for the other hostages.

Authorities attempted to negotiate with the hostage takers, all serving sentences of 10 years or more, while hundreds of armed police surrounded the prison.

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