WATCH: Mandaue Cebu flyover hostage-taking video

Viral video catches a hostage-taking incident that took place near the Maguikay flyover in Mandaue City, Cebu on Thursday, February 4.

The hostage-taker was mauled by the public after the 18-year-old female victim was pulled by police officers into safety, as can be seen in the video posted on Facebook by a certain Ren Ledama.

The incident happened along MC Briones Street at around 5:45 PM.

Mandaue City police told reporters that 37-year-old Anicito Laranio, a construction worker from Sityo Cabasan, Sam­bagon, Pinamungajan, poked a knife at Jeah Mae Carnillas, a resident of Ibabao, Mandaue after she got off a passenger jeepney with her 58-year-old grandmother, Guillerma.

The victim managed to resist long enough for cops and SWAT team to arrive and arrest the suspect.

Caught on the Act: On real scene hostage taking at hi-way mandaue flyover.
Posted by Ren Ledama on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sources: SunStar Cebu, Cebu Daily News