Archie Paray Wiki, Archie Paray Biography
Archie Paray was recently fired from V-Mall in San Juan City in Metro Manila after failing to show up for work after security guards’ shifts were changed. On Monday, he entered his former workplace, shot another security guard, and then took as many as 70 people hostage.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- In Manila, the capital of the Philippines, a disgruntled gunman claiming he had a live grenade took over a mall for 10 hours on Monday.
- He held as many as 70 people hostage and shot one person, who is in stable condition.
- Unusually, after releasing the hostages, he had an impromptu news conference for 20 minutes explaining why he took the mall hostage.
Archie Paray Age
He is 31 years old.
Archie Paray Shooting, Hostages
Police said the gunman had rushed to the second floor of the complex where he held dozens of people – mainly employees – in an office. The number of hostages remains unclear.
Officials said the injured security officer was in a stable condition at a nearby hospital.
Archie Paray Talk to media
After releasing the hostages, Paray faced the media and claimed that security officials would take bribes from mall tenants and that his fellow security guards were being fired for no reason.
Archie Paray Arrested
Paray was later subdued and arrested.
“Management will also look into allegations made by the hostage-taker against security agency officials who allegedly take bribes from tenants to disregard shopping mall policies, ” the Greenhills centre management said in a statement issued Monday night.
Mall management added that it was continuing to cooperate with authorities, and will have a post-assessment with the police to avoid a repeat of the incident.
The management likewise asked its tenants and patrons to bear with them as they “move deliberately” towards the resumption of normal mall operations. – Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network