5 Hostages Taken at Astrakhan College Freed

The Moscow Times
Thursday 14th March, 2013

All hostages taken by an armed man at a college in the center of Astrakhan earlier today have been freed, news reports said Thursday evening. The incident occurred around 2 p.m. at the Volgo-Kaspiisky fishing college, when an unknown man took two faculty members of the college and two students into an auditorium with what appeared to be a gun and warned that he was going to detonate a bomb, Gazeta.ru reported. In negotiations with police, the man’s only demand was for food and drinks – specifically pizza and Coca-Cola. Around 5:00 p.m., it was reported that the hostages had all been freed a…

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