Goa: hostage incident at a casino

Goa: hostage incident at a casino

Pride Casino was taken over by a group of forty people who threatened guests and members of staff.

India.- A group of forty thieves reportedly entered a casino in Goa that was full of people and allegedly threatened staff and guests, holding them hostage for a period of time.

The men entered the Pride Casino located within the La Calypso Hotel near Calangute Beach in the North Goa district before threatening more than three hundred people.

The police have been vague about both the sequence of events as well as the motives of the intruders. Some reports, however, suggest that there was a dispute over winnings at the casino between a patron and managers.

Thirty people were arrested on charges of rioting and hostage-taking.

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