Man who took pregnant woman, boy hostage faces raps

by Ron Gagalac, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 15 2014 07:20 PM | Updated as of Aug 16 2014 03:20 AM

MANILA - Multiple cases will be filed against a man who took a pregnant woman and a boy hostage in Brgy. Alicia, Bago Bantay, Quezon City on Friday afternoon, police said.

Andrew Pabustan, who took hostage Gina Sazon and a 12-year-old boy, was a subject of an earlier arrest warrant.

He escaped from police while the warrant was being served and took over the house of the Sazon family.

Pabustan was already charged with murder, homicide, and illegal possession of firearms prior to the hostage-taking.

He faces additional charges of alarm and scandals and illegal detention, said Supt. Pedro Sanchez, Quezon City Police District Station 2 chief.

The hostage-taking lasted for about an hour, with no casualties or injuries recorded.

Anthony, the husband of Gina, said he feels relieved that no harm was done to his wife and children.