Brazil: armed man holds 16 passengers on a bus hostage
Negotiations are underway between the police and the man who has been holding the passengers of a bus hostage in Rio de Janerio and threatening to burn them
Share20 August 2019An armed man holds 16 passengers hostage of a bus on a bridge between Niteroi and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Local media reports that the author threatens to burn the vehicle
According to the first reconstructions, the man armed with a pistol and a can of gasoline got on the bus at 5.30 am (local time, 10.30 am in Italy) and started to threaten passengers.
At least six people were released from the vehicle that was stopped on a bridge that connects Rio with the nearby city of Niteroi.
The heavily armed police surrounded the bus: negotiations are underway.