Masked men in a hospital - level 3

Masked men in a hospital - level 3

24-09-2013 14:00

Dramatic CCTV footage captured a group of masked men storming a hospital in Bogota on Wednesday. It was part of a daring escape for a prisoner who was being treated by medics inside. In a scene that resembled a Hollywood movie, security cameras showed gunmen entering the hospital and firing inside its reception area, as frightened patients cowered for cover.

According to local media, the assailants escaped with Alexander Urrego, the prisoner who was getting a check-up. Urrego was reportedly captured in 2011 and convicted for his involvement in a gang killing. The gunmen fired on the building as they fled, and hospital staff and one security guard were injured in the incident.

A Colombian daily newspaper reported that four men have since been arrested by police in connection with the escape. Authorities have, however, put up a reward of around $15,000 for information leading to the prisoner's re-capture.

Difficult words: CCTV (security camera), storm (attack), resemble (look like), cower (get down in fear), assailant (person who attacks another), reportedly (some people say it but it's not sure), convict (said to be guilty).

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