NEWS FOLLOW UP: The five assailants of the Casa Blanca in Moravia, who hid out in Lincoln Plaza Saturday, causing terror and panic for customers and employees alike, were freed today.

221741_plazalincolnThe deputy minister of Security, Celso Gamboa, confirmed that a judge of the Flagrancia (Flagrancy) court released the five on condition they sign-in at the courthouse every fifteen days.

Gamboa said he is respectful of the decision of the jugde. “We are in a democratic state…”, said Gamboa.

Saturday morning, five armed assailants who had just assualted a store in Moravia attempted to hide out in the Lincoln Plaza to avoid capture. A police operation was mounted, the mall was closed off, ending with capture of the individuals.