A tv studio in Ecuador witnessed some tense moments when masked gunmen broke into it and threatened the terrified workers.
Employees had been pressured onto the ground throughout the broadcast by the general public tv channel TC within the metropolis of Guayaquil earlier than the reside feed was minimize out, reported BBC.
The attackers had been later seen leaving the studio.
A 60-day state of emergency started in Ecuador on Monday after a infamous gangster vanished from his jail cell, BBC reported.
It is unclear whether or not the incident on the TV studio in Guayaquil was associated to the disappearance of the boss of the Choneros gang, Adolfo Macías Villamar, or Fito as he’s higher identified, from a jail in the identical metropolis, the British information channel reported.
Several arrested in TV studio incident
Police mentioned a number of folks have been arrested in reference to the incident.
Ecuador Police posted on X: “As a results of the intervention in @tctelevision #GYE, our police items have to date managed to arrest a number of topics and proof linked to the crime.”
In Peru, the federal government directed the deployment of the police drive to the border to stop any instability from crossing into the nation.
US Embassy in Ecuador mentioned in an announcement: “The United States Embassy and Consulate in Ecuador are monitoring studies of prison exercise and different threats to security and safety of U.S. residents in Ecuador.”