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Mostafa Al Zoubi, Gulf Today
A pair of prison guards were held hostage for at least nine hours by two dangerous inmates at a Swedish jail, demanding pizza as ransom.
Both the men are 30 and 24 years old and armed with razor blades when they abducted the officers after breaking into the guards' room, there they took them hostage who were in the area at the time.
According to the reports, the inmates offered to free the guards only in exchange for a helicopter to help them escape and 20 pizzas for the other prisoners.
We quickly sent in a mediator and called the police for help, the prison spokesman said.
Later the pizzas were delivered, but the two hostage-takers were taken to the area police station for further questioning for kidnapping.
It wasn't clear whether the escapade succeeded in winning back the heart of the young woman, also 18, who had broken up with him by phone. The man is being investigated for trespassing and unauthorised contact with prisoners.
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By early afternoon on Saturday, 15 had been recaptured, and another four had handed themselves back in, leaving 44 on the run. "A manhunt is...underway to arrest the remaining fugitive prisoners," police said in a statement.
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