August 20, 2019 / 1:12 PM / a month ago

Brazil bus hijacker killed by sniper in Rio: police

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro shot dead a man who had hijacked a bus and taken passengers hostage, a spokesman for the Military Police said on Tuesday.

More than three dozen people were taken hostage over the four-hour hijacking. None of the hostages were injured.

Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier, Editing by Franklin Paul

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