A Romanian man has killed two electricians who were renovating an apartment he’d been evicted from.
Gheorghe Morosanu, 68, man called the police on Monday said he’d taken the workers hostage and threatened to kill them unless a court decision evicting him from the property he’d previously owned was reversed, Ziarul de Bacău reported.
Three years earlier, he’d threatened justice “with a gun” if the legal situation wasn’t resolved.
Police arrived at the apartment with a negotiator, but the man began stabbing the workers, who’d been tied up, the Bacau police department said.
Police entered the apartment and opened fire.
The medical of the Onesti Municipal Hospital said one man died of stab wounds at the hospital, and the other was resuscitated but later died
Mr Morosanu was taken to hospital after being shot by police in his arms and legs. His wife has also been detained on suspicion of being an accomplice.
There was no word on his condition.
In a film posted on social media, he claimed he’d been illegally evicted from the apartment and unable to take his possessions. He said he’d filed legal complaints but to no avail.
“My family has been threatened with guns. If this situation is not resolved, I will get justice with a gun.”