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    Police Free Woman After Hostage Situation in Moscow Supermarket

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    The police had to cordon off a supermarket in Moscow, where an unknown person held hostage an employee of the store.

    The police managed to free a woman who was taken hostage in a supermarket on Bolshaya Akademicheskaya street and have detained the perpetrator.

    According to the police press service, "the police jointly with the National Guard of Russia have cordoned off the scene."

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    The female hostage received minor injuries due to "illegal actions" by the apprehended person, the police said.

    The identity of the suspect has been established; the man was previously found guilty of crimes against property. The attacker was in a state of alcoholic intoxication, according to the police.

    The prosecutors have opened a criminal case against the suspect.

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