Cop escapes MNLF captors
MANILA, Philippines—A former police officer who was among those held hostage by members of the Moro National Liberation Front in Zamboanga City escaped from his captors Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Police Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, Region IX police spokesman, said retired police Senior Inspector Eddie Macaso escaped from the MNLF gunmen around 4: 30 p.m.
The circumstances surrounding the former policeman’s escape were not stated in the text advisory, but Huesca said Macaso sought help from government troops in the area during his escape.
Macaso was brought to the hospital in the downtown area, he said.
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