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[VIDEO] Russia: Man High on Drugs Holds Teen Hostage, Demands More Drugs

Raw video: Police neutralize man after he entered house and held 13-year-old girl hostage with knife in dramatic standoff caught on tape in Russia.

The drug-crazed man broke into a house in the city of Omsk in Omsk Oblast region, central Russia, where the girl lives with her grandmother.

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Named only as Zhenya, he starts demanding drugs from the terrified family, according to local media reports.

Threatening her with a knife, the man made the girl call the police so he could demand drugs in exchange for her freedom. Police and a SWAT team rushed to the scene.

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The clip filmed by a cop shows the tattooed junkie holding the girl on his lap. His hands are behind her, thought to have been holding the knife against her. Read the rest of this entry »

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Graz, Austria: At Least 3 killed After Man Drives into Crowd Before ‘Stabbing Passers-By’

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Lizzie Dearden reports: A seven-year-old boy is reportedly among the three people killed in Austria by a man who ploughed his car into crowds in the country’s second-largest city and then reportedly started stabbing people.

“A killer used his car as a weapon and deliberately ran people down on a rampage. The perpetrator is in custody.”

A witness told the Wiener Zeitung newspaper that dead bodies were left lying face down in the road after the vehicle sped through streets near the the historical Herrengasse in Graz.

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One of the victims at the scene of the rampage in Graz, Austria

“Apparently the guy was attacking two elderly people with a knife and then attacking police with a knife when he got out.”

The killing only stopped when the driver parked his battered car outside a police station.

More than 30 pedestrians, including three children, were hurt at several locations during the rampage and 10 victims were in hospital with serious injuries. One patient was in a critical condition on Saturday afternoon.

The driver, identified by police as a 26-year-old Austrian man of Bosnian heritage, has been arrested. He works as a professional driver and is married with two children.

Police are not currently investigating terrorism as a motive and the suspect is believed to be suffering from mental illness.

Witnesses recounted how the man drove his vehicle into crowds apparently at random, sending pedestrians and cyclists crashing into the windscreen and rolling over the bonnet.

Blood could be seen on the pavement after people were run over in Graz earlier today

Blood could be seen on the pavement after people were run over in Graz earlier today

Dr Sea Rotmann, who was nearby, told Sky News: “I had a friend who was there and she saw people flying through the air. She saw bodies lying there, it was absolute chaos and mayhem.

“The driver, identified by police as a 26-year-old Austrian man of Bosnian heritage, has been arrested. He works as a professional driver and is married with two children.”

“Apparently the guy was attacking two elderly people with a knife and then attacking police with a knife when he got out.”

Police said the stabbing happened outside a grocery shop, where a man was seriously injured and a woman wounded less severely.

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Paramedics treat a person at the scene where an SUV drove into pedestrians in the city center of Graz, Austria

“More than 30 pedestrians, including three children, were hurt at several locations during the rampage and 10 victims were in hospital with serious injuries. One patient was in a critical condition on Saturday afternoon.”

The incident started at around 12.15pm local time (11.15am BST), sending screaming shoppers running into shops for safety.

A statement from the city council said: “At 12pm there was an appalling incident in the centre of Graz, which has caused major alarm and left the city deeply shaken.

“A killer used his car as a weapon and deliberately ran people down on a rampage. The perpetrator is in custody.”

A spokesperson said the killing spree started in Zweiglgasse, where one person died, and the driver continued through the city and over the Schönaugasse bridge to Herrengasse, ploughing into a cafe seating area in the Hauptplatz (main square).

A witness speaking to the Wiener Zeitung compared the sound of chairs and tables being knocked over by the speeding car to a “gunfight”.

Paramedics at the scene where an SUV drove into pedestrians in the city center of Graz, Austria

Paramedics at the scene where an SUV drove into pedestrians in the city center of Graz, Austria

The mayor of Graz, Siegfried Nagl, was riding his Vespa only metres away from the car as it screamed down Zweiglgasse and said he heard a “loud bang” behind him. Read the rest of this entry »