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Police: Man in Austria kills 2 siblings, then himself

February 24, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — A man apparently killed his brother and sister at their farmhouse in southeastern Austria on Saturday, then hanged himself, authorities said.

The victims were found by the suspected perpetrator’s nephew at the house in Dollrath, southeast of Graz, on Saturday afternoon.

Police originally believed that the 51-year-old suspect had fled and they launched a manhunt, but they found his body in a neighboring building about two hours later, without any weapons, the Austria Press Agency reported.

The man’s 56-year-old sister and 52-year-old brother were killed. Their mother, aged 75, was taken to a hospital in Graz with serious injuries.

There was no immediate word on what prompted the killings.

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