The police was called to act against a man who was holding his wife and children hostage at his home in the Gare area of Luxembourg City on Friday.

The individual, who was threatening his wife, was uncooperative with the police officers when they tried to reason with him. One of the officers was kicked in the chest, but did not suffer any serious injuries.

The man then threatened to kill the police officers at the scene, which resulted in him being arrested on the orders of the Public Prosecutor's Office. He will be presented to an investigating judge.