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Passenger takes two people hostage on bus in Germany -police

A passenger took two people hostage on a bus on a southern German motorway on Tuesday, a police spokesperson said, adding that it was unclear whether the person was armed.

Both hostages were bus drivers, said the spokesperson, who gave no further details.

Mass-selling newspaper Bild reported that at around 9.25 pm (1925 GMT), SEK police commandos moved in and three detonations were heard. “A police helicopter is now illuminating the area,” it added.

The police said in a tweet they had closed off a section of the A9 motorway just south of Nuremberg in Bavaria, but did not say why. Bild said the bus had come from abroad.

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