Hostages released from Philippine Shopping Mall, perpetrator arrested - UPDATED-2

Hostages released from Philippine Shopping Mall, perpetrator arrested - UPDATED-2
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  • calendar-gray 02 March 2020

The man, who took hostages in a shopping center in the Philippine capital Manila, was arrested by the police, APA reports citing the Rappler.

***13:26

All hostages at a shopping mall in the Metro Manila area of the Philippines were freed, APA reports citing the CNN Philippines.

The gunman reportedly asked for contact with media and former co-workers. The management of the security team where he used to work apologized and offered to resign.

***09:58

A former security guard has taken several employees of the V-Mall in the city of San Juan hostage, APA reports citing Sputnik.

About 30 people are being held hostage at the administration office of Vira Mall, San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora said, quoting the police.

San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora said that one person had been shot and was being treated at a local hospital.

The police had evacuated the V-Mall after receiving reports of gunshots in the area.

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