A group of recently discharged, drunken Russian soldiers took passengers hostage on a train in east Siberia on Tuesday, a police official told RIA Novosti.
The incident took place near Abakan, city police official Alexander Masterskikh said. He also said all the hostages were released without harm.
He added that train personnel had been forced to seal the carriage the soldiers were travelling in until the train had arrived in the city. Transport police subsequently made a number of arrests.
An investigation is ongoing.
ABAKAN, May 24 (RIA Novosti)