A MAN believed to be under the influence of illegal drugs allegedly held hostage some patients in a private hospital in Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City yesterday morning.
Ale Mama, 33, used them as a shield so police would not shoot him.
The incident happened past 9 a.m.
Mama hails from Pangarongan in Marawi City, but he currently resides in Pajo.
A closed-circuit television camera inside the hospital caught Mama grabbing the firearm of 28-year-old guard Lesi Angco in the hallway.
Before the commotion, Mama casually walked into the premises and passed by Angco.
He looked uneasy. He then returned to where Angco was sitting and immediately grabbed her gun from her holster.
She tried to stop him, but he ran.