SWAT rescues two Rochester students held hostage

Posted at 6:55 AM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 06:55:08-05

Two University of Rochester students were rescued by the Rochester Police SWAT team Sunday night after being held hostage for hours.

Local police authorities held a news conference Sunday night and told WHAM-TV that four people were taken into custody.

Police said they began their tactical operation around 9:20 p.m. after one of the students was shot. Both are now recovering at a hospital.

Ani Okeke Ewo and Nicholas Kollias were last been seen around 2 a.m. Saturday near the university. A statewide alert was issued by RPD before it was canceled Sunday night.

Kidnapping and assault charges will be filed.




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