Prisoners Take Guards Hostage, Demand 20 Pizzas As Ransom
Two Swedish prison guards were held hostage for nine hours on Wednesday by two inmates who had a simple demand: Pizza.
Neither guard "was hurt and were able to return safely to their family," Stina Lyles, a spokesperson for the prison, said.
The inmates are both serving time for murder at Hallby High Security Prison, near the town of Eskilstuna. The duo managed to force themselves into a "Guards Only" area around lunch time.
There, they took two guards hostage who were in the area at the time.
"We quickly sent in mediator and called for police," prison official Torkel Omnell said.
According to Swedish media reports, the hostages wanted 20 pizzas for the other inmates, and a helicopter for themselves to escape.
"Yes, the pizzas were delivered," jail spokeswoman Lyles said.
The inmates were taken to the local police station for questioning.
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