Scorned lover storms hair salon armed with a revolver and holds his terrified ex-girlfriend and a dozen of her colleagues hostage in Uruguay after she dumped him for being abusive
- Gaston Machado held several people hostage in the hairdressers on Thursday
- Police in Montevideo, Uruguay said around 10 people were imprisoned by him
- Machado posted shocking video to Facebook of himself carrying out the siege
Dave Rudge For Mailonline
A jilted lover stormed a hair salon and took his ex-girlfriend and her colleagues hostage after she dumped him for being abusive.
The young man, identified as Gaston Machado, entered the hairdressing salon in the Pocitos neighborhood of Montevideo, Uruguay on Thursday and took around 10 people hostage for several hours.
He reportedly locked the 10 hostages inside the salon and accused his ex-girlfriend of ‘betraying’ him.
Armed with a revolver, the man was said to have fired the weapon when he saw police at the scene – although all the hostages were later released without injury.
The young man, identified as Gaston Machado, posted a video on Facebook in which he could be seen threatening his ex with a pistol
At one point Machado is heard threatening to kill everyone in the store as he films them cowering on the ground
In footage posted on Facebook by Machado, he is heard threatening to kill everyone in the hairdressers.
In the footage, he says: ‘Well, people, here we are in the Amor Mio (My Love) hairdressers, a beautiful hair salon.’
‘People here, people here betray others.
‘Look, here. This is the little b*tch who betrays others, do you see her?
‘This whore, she speaks with an ugly and horrible guy.’
Machado is seen brandishing a gun as he films his anxious ex and the other nervy customers inside the salon.
Machado being led away by police on Thursday afternoon after he eventually turned himself in
Officers stand guard outside the hairdressers salon in Montevideo, Uruguay after the siege was brought to an end
He threatens: ‘We all are going to die. Look, there are people here. Look, we are all here! And now look, we are going to die. We are leaving, ciao!’
According to Uruguay’s Interior Ministry, a ‘successful negotiation’ over a four-hour period led to the man giving himself up.
According to local media, even though the incident ended peacefully, Machado fired his gun at least three times when he first spotted the police arriving on the scene.
Two people inside the salon managed to escape via the roof terrace, as seen in the footage.
Reports said that the suspect’s ex-girlfriend had recently reported him for domestic violence.
Officers discussing the situation during the long siege on Thursday as the man posted a Facebook video from inside