21. Manila tourist bus hostage crisis
Date: August 23, 2010
When a disgruntled former police officer named Rolando Mendoza hijacked a tour bus in Manila, TV cameras amazingly caught the tense 10-hour standoff live. The situation turned really grim when Mendoza’s brother was arrested after entering the bus without police permission. After witnessing his brother’s arrest on live TV while still holding the bus hostage, Mendoza began shooting the civilians.
In all, eight hostages were killed, along with Mendoza, and seven more were injured. Thankfully for TV viewers worldwide, much of the brutality happened inside of the bus, away from the public’s view.