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QCPD to probe QC mall’s security team for ‘uncoordinated’ hostage-taking drill

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 11:03 PM August 23, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said on Friday that it would look into the lapses of the security management of a mall in Quezon City for its involvement in the “uncoordinated” hostage-taking drill.

QCPD clarified that a viral video on Facebook showing a robbery of a motorcycle inside the mall was just a simulation of hostage-taking and anti-kidnapping.

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“This pertains to the posted video that went viral on Facebook about the robbery by motorcycle riding in tandem. We would like to clarify that it was just a drill,” QCPD’s Public Information Office said in a statement.

QCPD also noted that it was the mall’s security team that initiated the drill but the latter failed to “properly” coordinate with the Galas police station.

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“The said drill was not properly coordinated with the Galas Police Station (PS11) hence, we will conduct an investigation on the incident to ascertain operational lapses and possible liability of [the mall’s] security management and police personnel involved in this uncoordinated security exercise,” QCPD said.

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