When the police arrived on the scene, the gunman refused to hand himself over and fired his gun again, injuring one officer slightly in the hand. In the commotion, the injured manager and worker managed to get away and were transferred to a local hospital where they both underwent surgery. Doctors said later that they were both stable and that their injuries were not life-threatening. Meanwhile the standoff between the police and the 52-year-old was continuing late last night.
Officers were hoping that the man, who claimed not to have eaten for four days, would eventually surrender due to fatigue. Dozens of officers had taken up position around the plastics plant earlier in the day and there were reports that they might attempt to storm the premises and disarm the gunman, but no such initiative had been carried out by late last night.