WATCH: Greenhills hostage crisis ends
The crisis lasts 9 hours, ending with the suspect getting tackled to the ground by cops after speaking with the media for around 20 minutes

ARRESTED. SWAT personnel escort hostage taker Alchie Paray outside of the Greenhills Shopping Center on March 2, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – After around 9 hours of negotiations, the Greenhills hostage-taking crisis came to an end.

On Monday, March 2, at around 11:30 am, fired security guard Alchie Paray went rogue and stormed V-Mall in Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan City. He shot his former officer-in-charge and detained around 30 people in their administration room.

His demands? To speak with fellow guards and to speak with the media.

The standoff lasted until around 8:45 pm, with cops tackling the gunman after letting him speak for around 20 minutes, railing against alleged mistreatment as a security guard by Greenhills Shopping Center management and his security agency, Safeguard Armor Security Corporation (SASCOR).

Watch this report by Rappler’s police reporter Rambo Talabong. –