'Drug user' holds hostage Lapu-Lapu hospital patients

A MAN, who was believed to be under the influence of illegal drugs, grabbed the firearm of a security guard and took the patients as hostages in a private hospital in Lapu-Lapu City on Friday, December 16.

Here's the video footage, which came from Police Officer 3 Rudy Manzan Janagap, showing how the man grabbed the firearm of female security guard.

Ale Mama, 33, from Marawi City, tried to shoot Edalia Salem, his sibling, who was in the hospital after her child was confined, but the gun did not fire.

Mama accidentally shot his right hand while he was holding the firearm.

The suspect then gathered all the patients in one room. He said he did it so police officers will not shoot him.

Mama is now in the custody of the Lapu-Lapu Police Station 3. (FMG/SunStar Cebu/Sunnex)

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