German police detain suspect in bus hostage drama

Police said they detained a passenger who took a bus driver hostage on a southern German motorway on Tuesday. "A weapon has not been found so far. The bus is still being searched," police added in a tweet. They said passengers had earlier been able to leave the bus.


Reuters | Berlin | Updated: 22-09-2021 02:02 IST | Created: 22-09-2021 01:56 IST
German police detain suspect in bus hostage drama
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Police said they detained a passenger who took a bus driver hostage on a southern German motorway on Tuesday.

"A weapon has not been found so far. The bus is still being searched," police added in a tweet. They said passengers had earlier been able to leave the bus. Police closed a section of the A9 motorway south of Nuremberg to deal with the incident.

"The motorway closure will be lifted shortly," they tweeted.

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