News Briefs

  5/18/2014, Iyar 18, 5774

Prisoners Hold 122 Hostages in Brazilian Jail

Prisoners incarcerated in a northwestern Brazil jailhouse are holding 122 people hostage, including 118 family members who came to visit the prisoners, and four prison workers.

A spokesperson for the jail reported that the situation in the wing where the hostages are being held has calmed and that the negotiations to release the hostages is slated to continue later today (Sunday).