3 Dead in Florida Hostage Standoff
Man appears to have killed 9-year-old son
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 10, 2012 9:03 AM CST
When police arrived at the scene, one person was already dead.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Police are still sorting out what happened at a Florida RV park last night, after a standoff that left three people dead and two others badly hurt. Police got a call about a shooting at the park just before 6:30pm, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. When they arrived, they found a man lying outside an RV. But before they could get close, a man inside the RV said he had a woman hostage, and would kill her if they approached.

An hour later, a woman emerged unharmed, and said the suspect was inside with his wife and two sons. SWAT teams spent hours trying to contact him without success, until at around 1:30am they broke into the RV and found the suspect and a 9-year-old boy dead, and a woman and a 7-year-old boy badly hurt. The woman and boy were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The man lying outside the RV was also dead; police say he did not know the suspect.

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Feb 10, 2012 6:44 PM CST
There's a lot of this stuff going around lately http://bit.ly/zoSVC6 although to the advantage of the anti-gun-control people on Newser, score these Darwin Awards to the non-firearms-killings category: both these recent tragedies were committed with a knife, an axe, & a natural gas explosion, not a firearm used in either of them.
Feb 10, 2012 1:22 PM CST
If you click the link to the Sun-Sentinel, you'll learn they DID make brief contact with the guy before he stabbed himself and his family, and it happened at 12:30am instead of 1:30am. Don't know how/why such simple errors in the article could transpire.
Feb 10, 2012 12:53 PM CST
Kill your own kid? Burn in hell, fucker!