STOCKHOLM: Two Swedish jail guards had been held hostage for 9 hours on Wednesday by two inmates demanding pizza as ransom, and had been launched when the meals was delivered, a spokeswoman for the penitentiary informed AFP.

Neither guard “was damage and had been capable of return safely to their household,” jail spokeswoman Stina Lyles stated.

The inmates, each doing time for homicide on the Hallby excessive safety jail close to the city of Eskilstuna, managed to power themselves into an space reserved just for guards at about 12:30 pm (1030 GMT), stated one other jail official, Torkel Omnell.

There, they took two guards hostage who had been within the space on the time.

“We rapidly despatched in a mediator” and referred to as the police, Omnell stated.

In accordance with Swedish media reviews, the hostage-takers made two calls for — a helicopter to flee and 20 pizzas for the opposite inmates.

“Sure, the pizzas had been delivered,” jail spokeswoman Lyles stated.

The 2 inmates had been taken to the police station for questioning for “kidnapping”, police stated.

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