Maine Gunman Holds 5th Graders Hostage

October 31, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police said a gunman held 11 fifth-graders hostage at an elementary school in Maine Friday morning.The gunman was tackled by a state trooper and taken into custody without any harm to the children. He was identified by police as 55-year-old Randall Hofland.

Police said he walked into a classroom and took the children hostage. He released each of the students before police took him into custody.

Police said last week Hofland ran from them after pointing a gun at an officer during a traffic stop.



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