Hammer-wielding man holding 30 kids hostage in Malaysian town
Muar (Malaysia), July 7 (ANI): A man with a hammer is holding about 30 kindergarten children hostage in Sg Abong here.
He told police negotiators to give him a gun or he would kill the kids.
However, after local psychiatrist Dr Lau Keen Lee spoke to the man from outside of the double-storey bungalow, he appeared to calm down, reports The Star
"He is hungry now and wants some food," he said, adding that the man and the children were on the second floor," Dr. Keen Lee, was quoted, as saying.
While someone went to get the food, two Special Actions Forces (UTK) trucks rolled into the compound.
Meanwhile, Muar traffic police chief ASP Suhaimi Ahmad told anxious parents and members of the media to wait outside the compound of the bungalow.
He said that too many people milling about the compound might spook the man.
There are still no reports of any children being harm or injured. The police have barricaded the area. (ANI)
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