Woman flees gun-toting husband

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Woman flees gun-toting husband
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A woman in Upper Austria had to take refuge in a kindergarten with her two-year-child after her husband threatened her with a gun on Thursday morning.


The 36-year-old woman, from St. Florian am Inn, said her husband threatened to kill her at around 8.45am, as he was distraught that their relationship was over.

She fled to a kindergarten which is housed in the same building as her apartment, and warned police that her 28-year-old husband owned several guns.

Armed police secured the kindergarten and seized guns and ammunition from the apartment, although the husband had already fled.

Around 11am the man’s mother contacted the police and told them he was with her and was willing to hand himself in.

Soon after he appeared at Schärding police station and was arrested. He has been taken to Ried prison.


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