MANILA, Philippines?A dismissed policeman holding 16 Chinese National hostage on a bus near the Quirino Grandstand Manila told live radio Monday he would kill his captives if police approached.
"I can see a lot of SWAT (special weapons and tactics police) coming in. I know they will kill me. They should all leave because anytime I will do the same here," the gunman told the Radio Mindanao Network.
They were the first public comments from the gunman, former senior police inspector Rolando Mendoza, since he took a busload of mainly Hong Kong tourists hostage on Monday morning.