Gunman Holds Dozens Hostage In Philippines Mall

Gunman Holds Dozens Hostage In Philippines Mall
The gunman released the hostages after an hourslong standoff, according to The Associated Press.

Dozens of people have been released after being taken hostage inside a shopping mall in the Philippines Monday, according to the Associated Press.

Government officials tell the outlet around 30 to 40 people were taken hostage, after a gunman entered the shopping center in Manila and shot someone. That person is recovering at a hospital.

Images show armed SWAT team members and other law enforcement entering the mall while evacuated shoppers and family members of those held hostage looked on.

The gunman is reportedly a former security guard at the mall, who is frustrated by his recent dismissal from the job.