An armed man took hostages on a coach on the A9 motorway between Hilpoltstein and Greding in southern Germany, a spokesman for the German police said. Police confirmed on Twitter that the motorway was closed, but did not give any reasons.
One of the passengers took two people hostage on a highway bus in southern Germany, a police spokesman said. He added that it was unclear whether this person was armed.
Both hostages were bus drivers, the spokesman said. No further details have been provided yet.
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