- Two inmates took two guards hostage and requested for a helicopter, reported Aftonbladet.
- They’re serving jail sentences for homicide at a high-security facility about 70 miles west of Stockholm.
- The guards have been launched after the inmates obtained their meal.
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Two Swedish inmates in a high-security jail took two guards hostage for 9 hours on Wednesday and ultimately launched their captives after a request for pizza was answered, reported Swedish day by day newspaper Aftonbladet.
The 2 prisoners – 24-year-old Haned Mahamed Abdullahi and 30-year-old Isak Dewit – are serving sentences for homicide at Hallby, a high-security jail close to Eskilstuna, 70 miles west of Stockholm.
The hostage drama unfolded at about 12:30 p.m. native time when the 2 inmates managed to interrupt into the guard room, reported Euronews. They have been carrying razor blades and locked themselves in with the 2 guards.
The jail was locked down, and particular unit forces have been alerted and deployed. An ambulance, firetruck, and a police helicopter could possibly be seen outdoors the penitentiary.
A mediator was despatched in. In accordance with Aftonbladet, the pair initially demanded a helicopter however later negotiated down to twenty kebab store pizzas for themselves and different inmates.
The pizzas have been delivered to the inmates at 16:30. By 21:30, they’d launched each guards, bringing a near the nine-hour-long hostage drama.
“Sure, the pizzas have been delivered,” Jail Spokesman Stina Lyles instructed AFP. She additionally added that the guards weren’t harm “and have been in a position to return safely to their household.”
The 2 inmates have been later taken to the police station for questioning, one other jail official, Torkel Omnell, instructed AFP.