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Brazil: Bus Hijacker shot dead, all hostages released 'unharmed'

ANI
Published Aug 20, 2019, 8:19 pm IST
Updated Aug 20, 2019, 8:19 pm IST
The hijacker reportedly freed several people during the siege as police began negotiations with him.
The hostage situation began at around 6:30 am local time on Tuesday when the gunman seized the vehicle with 37 people onboard as it was crossing the Rio-Nitero bridge. (Photo: AP)
 The hostage situation began at around 6:30 am local time on Tuesday when the gunman seized the vehicle with 37 people onboard as it was crossing the Rio-Nitero bridge. (Photo: AP)

Brasilia, Brazil: An armed hijacker who had taken passengers of a bus hostage on the Rio-Nitero bridge in Brazil has been shot dead by police, media reported.

The hostage situation began at around 6:30 am local time on Tuesday when the gunman seized the vehicle with 37 people onboard as it was crossing the Rio-Nitero bridge, Russia Times reported.

 

The hijacker reportedly freed several people during the siege as police began negotiations with him.

Russia Times quoted military police as saying that a sniper neutralised the suspect and all hostages were released unharmed.

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