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Hostages at Manila shopping mall freed, captor subdued

AP
Published Mar 3, 2020, 1:16 pm IST
Updated Mar 3, 2020, 1:16 pm IST
Around 30 people were locked up in a shopping mall by a disgruntled former security guard
A police SWAT team arrives after a hostage situation was reported at a mall in suburban Manila (AFP)
 A police SWAT team arrives after a hostage situation was reported at a mall in suburban Manila (AFP)

Manila: The day-long hostage situation in a shopping mall near the police and military headquarters in Manila came to an end as the suspect freed the hostages and was subdued by the police after he walked out of the building.

The standoff had held since yesterday, as a disgruntled former security guard shot at least one person and took about 30 others hostage at a shopping mall in the Philippine capital, officials said.

 

The man, identified by the police as Alchie Paray, a former guard at the Greenhills shopping centre, left the mall in San Juan City in metropolitan Manila with the remaining hostages, who were then secured by police. Several others had managed to escape earlier, police said.

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