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Three dead in Austrian hostage drama

Armed Austrian police block a road near Grosspriel, on September 17, 2013. A poacher in Austria has shot dead two police officers and an emergency worker and has taken another officer hostage, according to local media reports.A poacher in Austria has shot dead two police officers and an emergency worker and has taken another officer hostage, media reports said Tuesday. Police had attempted to stop the man in his car late on Monday near Annaberg, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) west of Vienna, but he fled, the reports said.