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Armed Man Hijacks Bus in Germany

A man armed with a pistol hijacked a bus in the northern German city of Bremen on Friday, taking about 15 passengers hostage and leading police on cross-country highway chase. The hijacker took a seat behind the driver, and with a gun trained on his back forced the bus onto the autobahn, Germany’s high-speed freeway, with police cars and ambulances trailing at a distance. After about 2 1/2 hours, the bus stopped near Hanover, about 75 miles away. Police spokesman Ronald Walter said police had not halted the bus and that he did not know its exact location. The hijacker asked for a cell phone and water, but police did would not comment on whether the man had made other demands. TV images showed the red-and-white bus speeding along the autobahn with a group of people huddled in the back apparently the hostages and the driver in a vest and tie. Police blocked autobahn ramps along the way to prevent cars from being caught in the hijacking. Full Story

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