Armed man seizes bus with people on bridge to Rio, Brazil, threatens to set it on fire (photos)

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The incident is taking place at the Rio-Niterói Bridge, which connects the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Niterói. The man has reportedly seized a bus on the bridge. There are no immediate details as to how many people are on the bus.

A masked man, suspected of being a military police officer, has seized a bus in Brazil on the Rio-Niterói Bridge and taken several people hostage.

According to initial reports, the hostage-taking was reported to have taken place at 5:30 am on Tuesday, when a masked person threw a burning object out of the vehicle. The seemingly disoriented hijacker reportedly identified himself as a military policeman, ordered the driver to pull over and then cross the bridge to Rio. However, the man has released four people.

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