Soldier takes bus passengers hostage in N. Philippines

Updated: 2015-05-29 17:06


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MANILA - A soldier has taken hostage of more than 30 bus passengers on Friday in northern Philippine province of Camarines Sur, local media reported.

According to, the military identified the suspect as 36-year-old Corporal Rene Prajele. He was reported to be carrying his M16 rifle when he went on a tour bus.

The bus left Naga City Friday morning and was bound for Metro Manila, the country's capital, according to the report.

Authorities are negotiating with the suspect.