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MOSCOW (AP) — Police in the Russian capital have freed a supermarket employee who was held hostage by a knife-wielding man for several hours.
Moscow police said the suspect was arrested Sunday after police officers stormed the market. They described him as a previous offender who was intoxicated when he took the woman employee hostage.
Russian news reports say she suffered minor injuries.
The incident occurred at a branch of the Diksi supermarket chain in the Koptevo area of Moscow, northwest of the city's center.
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