Brazilian Soap Opera Turns Dramatic

A frustrated actor stormed the set of a Brazilian soap opera, wearing only swim trunks and carrying a gun. He fired two shots in the air and took an employee hostage before guards overpowered him. Now he faces attempted murder charges. The studio calmly sat and watched. Later, some said they thought it was simply another twist in the plot. The unemployed actor says he was just trying to draw attention to his art.

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Good morning. I'm Don Gonyea. A frustrated actor stormed the set of a Brazilian soap opera, wearing only swim trunks and carrying a gun. He fired two shots in the air and took an employee hostage before guards overpowered him. Now he faces attempted murder charges. The studio audience calmly sat and watched. Later, some said they thought it was simply another twist in the plot. The unemployed actor says he was just trying to draw attention to his art.

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