School bus hijacker shot dead by police

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School bus hijacker shot dead by police

Miami Beach, Florida - A hijacker angry with tax collectors commandeered a school bus yesterday with 11 disabled children and two adults on board,before police shot him dead. Police tried to negotiate with the hijacker. When that failed, they fired at least three shots at him. The authorities were uncertain whether the suspect was shot on the bus, or as he was getting off, in front of a restaurant in Miami Beach. Two restaurant workers said the hijacker had worked as a waiter at the restaurant, but left on Wednesday night apparently because of the tax dispute. The school bus was on the way to Blue Lakes Elementary School in Miami when it was commandeered in south-west Dade County.The bus stopped outside the restaurant, where the hijacker said he wanted to eat lunch. While police tried to negotiate, the bus started moving again. The suspect was then shot. AP

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