Swiss hostage hacked extremist with long knife during daring escape

December 6, 2014 3:50 PM

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Swiss hostage hacked extremist with long knife during daring escape

Dec. 6: Swiss hostage Lorenzo Vinciguerra, is treated in a hospital following his daring escape from the hands of the Muslim Abu Sayyaf extremists, in Jolo in southern Philippines. (AP)

MANILA, Philippines – A Swiss hostage made a dramatic escape Saturday from Abu Sayyaf extremists when he hacked a rebel commander and then got shot as he dashed to freedom amid a military bombardment, ending more than two years of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines, officials said.

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