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Prison Hostage Drama Ends Peacefully

Published måndag 4 oktober 2004 kl 14.03
Photo: Lars Epstein / Pressens Bild

Another drama involving Swedish prisons ended peacefully Monday morning.

The incident took place at the Norrtälje prison some 100 km north of Stockholm late Sundaywhen an inmate held some 7 other fellow inmates hostage inside the prison.

The man was demanding he be given medical treatement and meet with his lawyer.

The siege continued into Monday Morning but ended peacefully around 7AM local time.

Nobody was hurt in the incident - which comes at a time when discipline and security in Swedish prisons is in focus after a series of high-profile breakouts from institutionsaround the country in recent months.

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