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Three Fugitives Die in Standoff in Seoul

United Press International

Four escaped convicts held four sisters hostage for 12 hours Sunday in a tense standoff with police that ended with three of the escapees dead and the other wounded, police said.

The four women were rescued unharmed, according to police.

Police who forced their way into the house in western Seoul said they found two of the fugitives shot to death in a locked room. A third fugitive, who shot himself, died later. The fourth suffered minor injuries, police said.

The four were among 12 convicts who overpowered guards on a bus that was taking them from Seoul to a prison in Taejon on Oct. 8.

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