Police respond to reported mass hostage-taking at Manila mall

The mayor of a section of Manila had earlier told journalists that a security guard was holding up to 30 people in an administrative office. Photo: iStock

Heavily armed police were deployed at a mall in the Philippine capital Manila on Monday (March 2) after reports that a disgruntled employee was holding a group of people hostage, an AFP journalist saw.

The mayor of a section of Manila had earlier told journalists that a security guard was holding up to 30 people in an administrative office and had shot at least one person.

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