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Luxembourg Hostage Standoff Reaches Second DayAired June 1, 2000 - 1:14 p.m. ET
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ANDRIA HALL, CNN ANCHOR: A hostage standoff in Luxembourg is in its second day. A gunman with a history of mental illness still holds 25 children and three adults at a school in a small town called Wasserbillig.
CNN's Patricia Kelly joins us now with the very latest on this situation -- Patricia.
PATRICIA KELLY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Andria, just behind me is the crisis center, set up here where the parents of 25 children still kept hostage have spent the last 28 hours waiting for news about what has happened to them. The children are also with teachers, three teachers, who have been kept hostage as well by a lone gunman.
Now, this video shows a child being carried away from the day care center through the woods. You can't see the day care center. He's being carried in the arms of a uniformed officer.
And in this video, we can see an actual picture of the gunman at a window. He's clearly silhouetted there, and you can see him holding up in one hand a grenade, and in the other hand, he has a gun. Police say he's also armed with a knife.
The day care center has been surrounded by armed police and here you can see a heavily armed and protected police moving into the day center to surround it.
Now what we're being told here is that eight children were released during the course of Wednesday; another four were released today. Those children where brought to the crisis center here behind me and were greeted by overjoyed parents, but there are many parents still waiting for news of what happened to their children and looking forward to them coming out.
One particularly distraught father, his son taken hostage, was released earlier today. But his daughter, only 22 months old, remains inside -- Andria.
HALL: Patricia Kelly, live in Luxembourg. Thank you, Patricia.
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