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All hostages freed in French nursery
Mon, 13 Dec 2010 17:36:20 GMT
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The five remaining children and their teacher, held hostage at a pre-school in eastern France, have been released unharmed.

Earlier on Monday, a 17-year-old boy, holding two swords, took 20 children hostage after he burst into a pre-school in the city of Besancon. He later released 14 of them.

Local officials say police have arrested the hostage-taker.

According to French media reports, the teenager suffers from depression.

His motive still remains unclear.

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