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20 août 2019 | 14h38 UTC

Brazil: Hostage situation in Rio de Janeiro concludes August 20 /update 1

Brazil Alerte de sécurité

Hostage situation in Rio de Janeiro concludes August 20; motives for attack unknown at this time

TIMEFRAME expected from 20/8/2019, 12h00 until 20/8/2019, 11h59 (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Rio de Janeiro

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Event

A hostage situation on a commuter bus on the Rio-Niterói Bridge in Rio de Janeiro concluded following a multi-hour standoff on Tuesday, August 20; no casualties were reported as a result of the incident. Authorities indicated that the assailant, who took 37 people hostage around 05:30 (local time), was shot dead by security forces. The hostage-taker's motivations remain unclear at this time.

Advice

Individuals in Rio de Janeiro are advised to anticipate residual disruptions in the area, obey all instructions issued by the local authorities, and report any suspicious activity or behavior to police.

 

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