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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Trending: Manila Bus Hostage-Taker Shot Dead!

The hostage-taker of an Alabang-bound public bus along Taft Avenue was shot dead by Manila Police last October 8. A man reportedly armed with a knife declared that he was holding the busload of passengers hostage as the vehicle approached Padre Faura.

When the bus stopped at the corner of Pedro Gil, the driver and bus conductor fled the bus and immediately reported the incident to patrolling policemen.

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada congratulated Manila Police for the speedy response time, stating that the crime was immediately solved in under 30 minutes.

"The victim is safe and the hostage taker is dead. He was shot by one of our policemen. We congratulate our policemen for doing a good job," Estrada said in an interview on DZMM, where he said that no negotiation too place.  "When they (police) saw an opportunity, they shot him."

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