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Man dangles child over balcony in hostage situation

National News // Oct. 11, 2019

A man barricaded himself and his wife in his house and threatened to drop his small child from a balcony, and one point he dangled the child over the edge.

Pixabay Man dangles child over balcony in hostage situation

Zurich police surround the property and paramedics and firefighters remained on standby.

The 45-year-old Muslim man said he would only talk to an Imam, which police allowed.

After 5 hours the man left the house with his wife and child.

He was immediately arrested and the child placed in care of social services.

Police have not released details of the man’s demands.

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