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Bus seized by armed hijacker on autobahn.

A BUS with about 15 people on board was hijacked today in Bremen, northern Germany,police said. The bus was hijacked by one man armed with a pistol, but police are unsure of his motive.

The incident took place on the city's southern outskirts when the bus was heading towards Hanover on the A27 autobahn.

The bus driver called police soon after beginning his trip at 9:17 am to say the bus had been hijacked.

The man is described as in his 20s with Mediterranean features.

Two weeks ago a bank robber hijacked a bus in Berlin.

Police stormed that vehicle after a four-hour stand-off, rescuing his two hostages unharmed and shooting and wounding the hijacker.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 25, 2003
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