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.
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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