Hostage-taking in France caught on video: man kills hostage and commits suicide

The director of a business in Domont (Val d’Oise department), who took his wife hostage, killed her and committed suicide.

The armed man had taken his wife hostage on Thursday evening and before that he had slightly wounded two people in the street. Police have ruled out a terrorist attack, saying it is likely to be a domestic dispute.

It is known that the couple were in the midst of a divorce and the wife had repeatedly complained to the police about the husband, accusing him of acts of domestic violence.