Police: Hostage crisis in Bacoor, Cavite over

Hostage-takers at a Masuerte Rural Bank branch along Zapote Road in Bacoor, Cavite, surrendered to authorities hours after holding six employees hostage, a television report said.

A report on News TV Live said, the four hostage-takers peacefully surrendered to authorities after hours of negotiations.

All the released hostages were taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention, the report said.

Earlier, Chief Supt. Gil Meneses, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) police regional director, said a crisis management committee was convened by the local government to coordinate the police response. — LBG, GMA News

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