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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After taking a hostage and holding police at bay for almost eight hours outside a hotel in the center of Brasilia, a gunman identified as Jac Souza dos Santos, 30, released his hostage and surrendered to police late Monday afternoon.

The commotion started early in the morning, according to police, when Santos started knocking on doors at the Saint Pierre Hotel asking guests to vacate the premises because of a terrorist . . .

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