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Police rescue four persons held hostage by robber

Update: September, 16/2014 - 14:19
The E6 Apartment Building in Ha Noi's Thanh Xuan District. — VNA Photo

HA NOI (VNS) – The police rescued four hostages including two children, who were being held hostage by a robber in an apartment of E6 Building in Ha Noi's Thanh Xuan District today.

All four persons were rescued after a five-hour negotiation with the robber and are safe now.

The robber Tran Thanh Binh, 29, from Quang Ninh Province at the investigation office. — Photo VnExpress

Initial investigation revealed that the robber broke into the apartment at 6 am today. He stabbed the female owner of the apartment after she returned home from her morning exercise. Then the robber took four persons hostage, including a first-grade student and a fifth-grade student.

Colonel Duong Trong Giap, head of the capital Criminal Police Office, led the police team himself in the rescue effort. – VNS

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