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Brazil: Gunman holds 16 Bus Passengers Hostage, 6 freed so far

Nabanita Dutta

News Editor

16 bus passengers have been held hostage by a gunman in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, according to the official sources. Till now, only 6 people have been freed. Heavily armed police forces have surrounded the bus while negotiations are taking place with the gunman. The culprit boarded the bus at around 5:30 am and began threatening the passengers. During the hostage, situation traffic has been paralyzed in the area.