Brazil bus hijacker killed, hostages released safely

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An armed bus hijacker has been shot dead by the police, who took passengers of a bus hostage on the Rio-Nitero bridge in Brazil.

The gunman seized the bus with 37 passengers on board when it was crossing the Rio-Nitero bridge and the hostage situation began at around 6:30 AM local time on Tuesday.

He freed many people during the siege as police started negotiations with him. A sniper shot the hijacker and all the hostages were set free unharmed.

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