“The Police of Rio de Janeiro confirms that the kidnapper was killed by a sniper and that the 31 hostages were released. Earlier another 6 hostages had been released,” he said.
"The bus hijacker on the Rio-Niterói bridge was hit by bullet strikes and injured in the leg," he said.
Traffic between Niteroi and Rio is paralyzed after police closed access on both sides of the bridge.
Earlier, the spokeswoman for the Federal Road Police (PRF), Sheila Sena said that "we have an armed man who identified himself as a military policeman. He is threatening to throw gasoline at the bus, putting passengers in danger.”