MANILA, Philippines — Philippine police in helmets and flak jackets crouched beside the bus on Monday, after firing shots at the tires in a bid to end a daylong hostage standoff involving 15 Chinese tourists.
There was no immediate word on casualties.
Police said they fired at the tires to immobilize the vehicle.
Moments later, a Filipino driver has been seen during live TV footage late Monday running away from the bus. Police commandos then surrounded it and were seen breaking the door and windows with a hammer.
They still did not enter the vehicle.