Armed ex-guard holds 30 hostage in Philippines mall
MANILA (Philippines) — Police were in a standoff Monday (March 2) with a "disgruntled" former security guard who shot at least one person and took about 30 others hostage at a shopping mall in the Philippine capital, officials said.
Workers and customers were evacuated from the V-Mall shopping centre in Manila early Monday after gunshots rang out and officers wielding assault rifles rushed to the scene.
"We have confirmed reports of... a hostage-taking of some of our employees by a former... security guard," the mall management said in a statement.……
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