Masked man wounds 11 after storming German school


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  • Monday, 20 Nov 2006

EMSDETTEN, Germany (Reuters) - A masked man wearing explosives and brandishing rifles opened fire after storming a school in the western German town of Emsdetten on Monday, wounding at least 11 people before he committed suicide. 

Police identified the man as an 18-year old former pupil at the Scholl secondary school where the attack took place. He was known to authorities and due in court on Tuesday for weapons violations, they said. 

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