Rio police negotiate end to hostage-taking on bus

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Posted: Aug 09, 2011 9:35 PM
Rio police negotiate end to hostage-taking on bus

Brazilian police say they have negotiated an end to a standoff with armed men who were holding hostages on a bus in downtown Rio de Janeiro.

Authorities say at least three people have gunshot wounds, including a woman in grave condition. There are no reports of deaths.

A spokeswoman for Rio's police department says she cannot yet say how many gunmen were involved in Tuesday's incident. Brazilian television broadcast live coverage showing police cars surrounding the bus in Rio.