Russian Law Enforcement Thwarts Hostage Attempt in Detention Center


Russian penitentiary authorities foiled an attempt to take hostages in the south-western Rostov region, the TASS news agency reported Sunday.

During a special operation to free the hostages at a pre-trial detention center in the region, the criminals armed with knives have been eliminated, and two employees held hostage were released and safe, Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service said in a statement.

During negotiations, the law enforcement launched the release operation, and now the situation is under control at the center, said the service.

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