Jobless man shoots two, takes hostages in Greece
THESSALONIKI, Greece - The Associated Press
A man enters an office of Labor Force Employment Organization, with graffiti under the logo of OAED reading 'Snow or rain the jobless are always hungry.'An unemployed man shot and wounded two people and two took others hostage at a plastics factory in northern Greece today, police said.
The shooter, who was fired from the factory eight months ago, burst into the site with a with a shotgun, wounding a member of the management and another employee, police said.
The incident occurred in the northern city of Komotini, 800 kilometers northeast of Athens, at a factory that makes trash bins and other plastic products.
Authorities said the two injured men were not in a life-threatening condition and had been transferred to a hospital, while the two men taken hostage were company drivers.
The motive of the attack was not immediately clear.
Police said the industrial area outside Komotini had been cordoned off and that negotiators had reached the site.