Columbia Police Overpower Ex-Military Man With Grenade:
BOGOTA (AFP) — Police in Colombia overpowered a man armed with a grenade and freed the two dozen people he was holding, bringing a tense hostage drama to an end, authorities said Wednesday.
The man had held police at bay at a downtown Bogota office building, demanding that media be brought to the scene, and asking to meet with Mexico's ambassador to Colombia, so that he could make a request for asylum.
"My name is Edgar Paz Morales. I am a man who has fought for my country, but now it doesn't doesn't even acknowledge me," the former military man told Colombian radio, saying that he shared this plight with other former members of the country's armed services.
Thankfully, no one was injured. Edgar Paz Morales is now in jail.