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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Brazilian police shot dead a man who took dozens of hostages with a fake weapon in a bus in the southern state of Rio de Janeiro.

Bralilian media reported on Tuesday, that a man threatened to set fire to the bus before being shot by police, in a confrontation that lasted four hours was broadcast live on television.

The network said that all the hostages, numbering 37 people, were released unharmed from the incident, which occurred on a bridge linking the city of “Rio de Janeiro” and the town of “Niteroi” through the bay “Guanabara”, explaining that the bus was returning from the city of “Sao Goncalo” .

The Brazilian police had said – at first – that the man carrying a gun and a knife, but later announced that the gun was not original.

Read also: Venezuelan refugees in Brazil face precarious conditions

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

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