According to reports, the gunman and the unnamed woman were visiting the Sao Paulo Cathedral when an argument erupted. They entered and spent some time (in the church). They seemed to be arguing… She wanted to leave. He grabbed her arm. They then left the church and he assaulted her, cathedral security guard Joao Nascimento said.
Luiz Antonio da Silva has previously spent 22 years in prison for theft, damage of property and causing bodily harm.
Gladly, the woman was saved and later received medical attention. Watch the hostage taking below.