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Ex-police gunman shot dead

08-24-2010 13:37 BJT Special Report:HK Tourists Held Hostage in Manila |

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Former Philippine police captain Rolando Mendoza was the gunman who took the Hong Kong tourists hostage. Police shot him dead as they stormed the bus in downtown Manila.

The 55-year-old Mendoza was armed with an M-16 assault rifle and small arms. A year ago, Mendoza had been dismissed from the force.

He was demanding to have his name cleared and to be reinstated. A handwritten note, signed by Mendoza, saying "BIG DEAL WILL START AFTER 3 PM TODAY" was stuck to the door of the bus.

Mendoza's brother, Gregorio, who cooperated with police in the negotiating, blames the police for the failure of the process.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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