Killers take prison guards hostage demanding 20 kebab shop pizzas for release
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A pair of convicted killers in a Swedish prison have taken two prison officers hostage – and say they’ll release one of them in exchange for 20 kebab shop pizzas.
The siege at the high-security Hällby prison near Eskilstuna in central Sweden has been under way since just before lunchtime on Wednesday.
Isak Dewit, 30, and Haned Mahamed Abdullahi, 24, were reportedly armed with razor blades when they broke into the guard room and took the two men hostage.
They have since barricaded themselves in the guardroom and demanded a helicopter, as well as 20 kebab pizzas — one for every inmate in their cell block.
The pair have disabled the prison’s CCTV cameras, according to The Local.
The Swedish Prison and Probation Service said it was a "very dangerous situation".
The prison’s acting security chief Jörgen From Nordin told Swedish news agency TT: "The inmates have been convicted of serious crimes.
"The Swedish Prison and Probation Service's negotiators, task force and police are onsite and the situation is frozen."
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According to Swedish news site Aftonbladet, several black unmarked vans carrying a specialist task force arrived outside the jail some 75 miles outside Swedish capital Stockholm at 4:30pm local time.
Local news reports showed pizzas being prepared at a nearby kebab shop before being loaded into a police car.
R Torbjörn Sivertsson, a, retired Swedish police officer told Aftonbladet that the news that the pizzas were on their way was a positive move, saying it means that officials will have opened negotiations with the prisoners.
- Prison News
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