Archie Paray Biograpgy
Recently, Archie Paray was fired from V-Mall in San Juan City, Metro Manila after failing to appear for work after the shifts of the security guards had shifted. He stormed his former workplace on Monday, shot another security guard and then took hostage as many as 70 people.
Archie Paray Age
Archie Paray is 31 years old.
Archie Paray Hostages Shooting
Police said the gunman had fled to the complex’s second floor, where he trapped dozens of people, mainly workers, in an office. It remains unclear how many hostages. Authorities said the wounded security officer was at a nearby hospital in stable condition.
Archie Paray Talk With Media
Paray faced the media after freeing the hostages and reported that security officials would take bribes from mall tenants, and his fellow security guards would be shot for no reason.
Archie Paray Arrested
Paray was later subdued and arrested.
“Management will also look into allegations made by the hostage-taker against security agency officials who allegedly take bribes from tenants to disregard shopping mall policies, ” the Greenhills centre management said in a statement issued Monday night.
Mall employees say the admin office where the hostage taking is happening is located on the second floor | @gergcahiles
— CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) March 2, 2020
Mall management added that it was continuing to cooperate with authorities, and will have a post-assessment with the police to avoid a repeat of the incident.
The management likewise asked its tenants and patrons to bear with them as they “move deliberately” towards the resumption of normal mall operations. – Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network
Police spokesperson Virgilio Timajo said hundreds of shoppers and employees were evacuated from the mall in Manila’s Greenhills shopping district aer gunfire was heard from the second floor.
Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Lo, reporting from outside the shopping mall, said “everything” took place
inside the building’s management’s oice.
The hostage-taker was fired from his job “not long ago and he encouraged his former colleagues to join him in sort of a mutiny against his former employers, but none of them joined him”, Lo said.
Late in the aernoon, a guard held up a smartphone to media during which the gunman panned his camera aro under the room to show the hostages were alive. He declined to say how many he was
“Just wait, they will come out alive,” he said.
Mall sta later handed out a few radios to reporters to allow them to ask the gunman questions. Though major hostage incidents are rare in the Philippines, memories are fresh of when a sacked policeman hijacked a Manila bus full of Hong Kong tourists in 2010, and was killed in a gunfight together with eight passengers when police bungled a rescue attempt.