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Man Killed by Sniper in Rio After Hijacking Bus on Rio-Niteroi Bridge

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After three hours of a standoff on the bridge that connects the city of Niteroi to Rio de Janeiro, a hijacker, who was holding more than thirty people hostage on an inter-city bus, was shot by a police sniper. The hostages have been released unharmed, and the hijacker died on his way to the hospital, according to police.

According to police, the hijacker had a knife, a Taser gun, and a container full of flammable material. The hijacker also apparently had a pistol that police later confirmed to be a toy gun.

Over thirty commuters . . .

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