Killer clown 'murdered' ex partner and broadcast standoff on Facebook Live in Belgium
A professional clown allegedly killed his ex-partner and then broadcast a rooftop standoff with police live on Facebook.
Kevin Lapeire, 31, who appeared on TV show Belgium’s Got Talent, allegedly tied up and gagged the couple’s three children in an attack, before killing their mother with a knife in a garage, according to local media.
He then waved a pistol and gas cannisters at police on top of a 13 storey apartment building.
He started firing into the sky and threw a gas canister off the roof, filming himself on Facebook Live, reports The Guardian.
He surrendered four hours later to police snipers, reportedly pulling his sweater over his head and putting his hands up.
Laperie, who has a promotional video on YouTube showing his work, is reported to be one of only five professional clowns in Belgium and has won awards for his entertaining.
He also entertained sick children as Dr Asprin, and managed the careers of other entertainers,
He had allegedly visited the family home in Oudenberg on Sunday night, which was Mother’s Day.