A man possessing ammunition has been taken under custody after he kept several innocent passengers of a bus hostage in Rio de Janeiro, informed the Brazilian police.
The man reportedly identified himself to be a policeman and held 37 passengers hostage while the bus was travelling through a bridge connecting central Rio and Sao Goncalo suburb region on Tuesday.
Many hostages that were safely released during the negotiations informed about how the armed man poured petrol inside the vehicle and then threatened them that he’d set it ablaze.
After a 4-hour negotiation, during which the police informed that the man didn’t make any particular demands, Brazil’s well-known police force called BOPE placed one of its snipers nearby who successfully ‘neutralised’ him.
BOPE said that all the held hostages were later released and did not endure any harm.
Governor of Rio, Wilson Witzel confirmed in a press meet that the hijacker was killed.
It seems like the hijacker had ‘psychological problems’, told a traffic police spokesman to TV Globo news agency.
A video clip posted on social media is believed to depict the moment when the police sniper shot the hijacker. In the footage, one can see a masked man throwing off an object while he steps out of the bus and fall to his knees.
Greenville homecoming shooting: Two dead and 14 injured after ‘parking row’
Two individuals have lost their lives and several others have endured injuries in one mass shooting that took place at a university homecoming celebration held in Texas.
A manhunt is being conducted for the armed man, who the police say utilized one semi-automatic rifle to raise terror and destruction.
Emergency services had been called right before midnight at ‘The Party Venue’ located in Greenville, where a homecoming party for ‘Texas A&M Commerce College’ students was being held.
The officials discovered two dead bodies while 14 others suffered from several injuries.
Nearly 750 students were present within the venue at the party. The victims immediately were rushed to many close by hospitals via air ambulance, private transport or land ambulance.
Jason Whitely, a WFAA-TV reporter tweeted previously about 2 fatalities and over a dozen people injured. It is believed that a .227 caliber rifle was used for the shooting while the motive for it remains unknown, Whitely further wrote.
As per the ‘Texas A&M Commerce College’ official Twitter account, there are no active shooter condition in Commerce. There was one event hosted outside of Greenland that might or might have not involved the students, but, further data will be updated when known, continued the tweet.
Chile protests: President sacks whole cabinet after protests
Sebastian Pinera, President of Chile has removed his entire cabinet. As per report, Mr Pinera wants to come up with a new government and also wants to employ some new social reforms which were demanded by the protesters. This the reason why he decided to take such a step.
Mr Pinera informed that he has put all the ministers on notice period to reform new cabinet in order to introduce the new demands. However, he has not revealed anything about the changes that will take place in the coming days.
On Friday, in Santiago, capital of Chile, around one million people held a peaceful rally urging for social justice. Mr Pinera heard the demands of people and said that the condition has changed in Chile. Seven days ago, Mr Pinera had lifted the curfew imposed in Chile.
It may be noted that a week ago, the anti-inequality protests erupted in Chile. Protesters walked around the city, waving flags and demanding justice and an ethical government. The protest created violent clashes which took 17 lives and left hundreds of people injured. The protest came to an end on Friday.Mr Pinera announced a package to end the protest and increased the minimum wage and basic pension.
Iraq protests: Fresh clashes leave five people dead
At least five protestors have died in recent clashes along with security officials, as countrywide anti-government oppositions entered into second day in Iraq.
Reportedly, out of the five dead, three were hit by the tear gas fired by the security officials in Baghdad.
At least 2 more people lost their live when the protestors tried storming the house of an official in Nasiriya city, say reports.
The turmoil comes after one day of massive protests which left several breathing their last on Friday.
The protestors are demanding improved public services, more jobs as well as halt of corruption.
Similar protests previous month were put down brutally by the security officials, leaving around 140 people dead.
As per a government report, authorities utilized massive amount of force in order to stop that unrest. However, violence flourished on Saturday again in spite of calls made from leaders of the protests to pause demonstrations and provide the government some time to act on their demands.
Hundreds of people took the Baghdad roads as well as southern provinces of Iraq, with protestors shouting out slogans in opposition of the Iraq government, asking for its resignation.
Adel Mahdi, the Prime Minister of Iraq, has made a promised certain reforms and cabinet reshuffle in order to address the demands of the protestors, but several remain unconvinced.
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