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    Malaysian police monitoring outside a kindergarten where a man took some 30 children and teachers captive in Muar, Malaysia, Thursday, July 7, 2011. Malaysian police stormed the kindergarten and subdued the man Thursday, ending a nearly seven-hour hostage drama. District police officer Suhaimi Ahmad said all the hostages were safe. (AP Photo) MALAYSIA OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia >> Malaysian police stormed a kindergarten and subdued a man who took some 30 children and teachers captive Thursday, ending a nearly seven-hour hostage drama.

District police officer Suhaimi Ahmad said all the hostages were safe. He said the man barged into the kindergarten in a residential area of southern Johor state early in the morning, sparking a standoff with police.

The Star newspaper said in its online edition that police shot tear gas before entering the school. It said the man was believed to have been injured.

It said the man earlier told negotiators to give him a gun or he would kill the children.

 

 

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