The Power of Persuasion: "Psychic Kidnaps 500 in Tehran"
All he needed was Kalashnikov.
Iranian Fars News reported:
A masked man took hostage 500 people attending an academic meeting in the Convention Hall of Tehran University here Tuesday morning.
Witnesses said that the man who carried a Kalashnikov rifle merely intended to inform the audience of his personal problems. Eye-witnesses also said that the man intended to show some CDs and documents to the hostages.
According to the reports the hostage-taker used to be a member of the Iranian police and was upset with the way he had been treated by his former department.
Following the attack, the anti-riot squads and snipers of the Law Enforcement police rushed to the scene, but before they started operations, the man surrendered himself to the officials.
I believe tsomething was lost in translation on this one. I suspect they meant “psychotic” rather than “psychic”?