Cops subdue hostage taker; rescue woman in QC

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MANILA, Philippines — Police rescued a 19-year-old woman from a hostage-taking incident in Quezon City on Friday, perpetrated by a man trying to call for his estranged wife to come home.

According to a report from Novaliches police, the 29-year-old man, armed with a six-inch knife, suddenly entered a store in Barangay Bagbag and hostaged its 19-year-old caretaker identified as Jochelle Respondo at about 8:30 a.m.

Police said the victim was rescued at about 9:35 a.m. The hostage taker, meanwhile, who appeared to be experiencing depression, was subdued by the responding police team and village officials led by Lt. Col. Rossel Cejas, Novaliches police chief, and Barang…

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