Brazil bank heist: Armed men take hostages in attack on Cametá

Brazil bank heist: Armed men take hostages in attack on Cametá
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  • calendar-gray 02 December 2020

A gang of armed men has stormed a city in northern Brazil, attacking a bank and taking hostages, APA reports citing BBC.

The overnight attack on Cametá appears to be almost identical to one in Criciúma, a city in the south, by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday.

There is no suggestion that the two incidents are linked. Video footage from Cametá appeared to show a group of hostages being led through the streets.

One person died in the attack, according to the city's mayor.

Waldo Valenti did not give any more details but a local lawmaker, Éder Mauro, said the victim was one of the hostages, who "had been shot in the head".

Photos posted by Mr Mauro appear to show groups of gunmen on the street and hostages being taken.

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