Ex-convict takes hostages, killed

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Camp Vicente Lim, Laguna: An alleged ex-convict was killed after taking hostages and engaging members of the Calauan City Police in a shootout in Barangay Imok, Calauan, Laguna province on Tuesday. Provincial Police Director Florendo Saligao said suspect Agapito Silva was reported to have indiscriminately fired his caliber .39 assault rifle outside his residence prompting a police response team. When Silva saw the cops, he allegedly held his own family hostage. Saligao added that the policemen negotiated with the suspect, who tried to escape by using one of the hostages as a shield. When the policemen pursued him, it was then that he reportedly shot the police, which returned fire. Saligao added that Silva was fatally shot.

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