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Man barricaded in Austrian cellar ‘was IT worker in London’ | World

An Austrian arrested last week after barricading himself with his partner and their six young British children in a wine cellar has been named Tom Landon, a conspiracy theorist and author of several self-published books denouncing the country’s government.

Landon, 54, fired pepper spray at two local officials, injuring them both as they conducted a routine inspection of a cellar in Obritsa, a village of several hundred people in the wine country north of Vienna, on Thursday afternoon. near the border with the Czech Republic.

Officials were informed by neighbors who said they heard children’s voices from the building, which had multiple security cameras. It suddenly became quiet when someone approached.

The police were called and as they stormed

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