Six Taiwan inmates commit suicide, ending hostage standoff

February 12, 2015 5:14 AM

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Six Taiwan inmates commit suicide, ending hostage standoff

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Six inmates who seized weapons from the armory at a Taiwan jail and took the warden and top guard hostage have committed suicide after an overnight standoff, a senior official said on Thursday.

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

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