Incident Summary:

06/10/2020: An assailant armed with a knife entered the headquarters of TV Globo and took a reporter hostage in Jardim Botanico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The hostage was released shortly after and the assailant was apprehended. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Jardim Botanico neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity TV Globo
Specific Description Reporter: Marina Araújo
Nationality of Target Brazil
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A kitchen knife was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Knifeman clutching Bible takes female reporter hostage after breaking into TV station,", June 10, 2020.
"Man invades TV Globo headquarters in Brazil and threatens journalist with knife. See the images," CE NoticiasFinancieras, June 10, 2020.