Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Emsdetten: barely 7 miles away

... from my hometown

Masked gunman storms school, then kills himself

A masked man stormed a secondary school in Emsdetten, near the Dutch border, yesterday wearing explosives and wielding rifles. He injured at least 11 people before killing himself. Police said the man was an 18-year-old former pupil of the school. "He was a loner who was severely unhappy with his life," state prosecutor Wolfgang Schweer said. German television quoted from a suicide note, reportedly published on one of the attacker's two websites, in which he said: "This revenge will be carried out so brutally and ruthlessly that it will chill you to the bone."
Jess Smee in Berlin

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