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Armed man shot dead in Rio after holding bus full of passengers hostage

An armed man who held dozens of people hostage on a bus in Rio de Janeiro and threatened to set it on fire has been killed by police after a four-hour standoff, officials said. The man, armed with a gun and a knife, took 37 people hostage as the bus was on a busy bridge linking the suburb of Sao Goncalo to central Rio de Janeiro, before being shot dead by police, according to the Rio de Janeiro state governor.

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