Ballroom Blitz - Commandoes Stalk Lone Gunman on Taj Dance Floor
IT IS believed that a lone gunman remains, possibly with hostages at the Taj Palace Hotel, in Mumbai tonight as commandoes strive to close down the terrorist attack. The gunman has cut out the lights on the ballroom dance floor.
There was further bad news from the Taj Mahal, where security forces had predicted a swift end to the siege, which they thought would be less complicated than that at the Oberoi.
Lieutenant-General N. Thamburaj explained to reporters that security forces were now hunting a lone gunman, possibly with hostages, through the maze of rooms, suites and corridors of the hotel. “He is moving in two floors. There is a dancefloor area where apparently he has cut off all the lights,” he said.
“This morning while carrying out the operation we heard the sound of a lady and a gentleman, so it is possible that this terrorist has got two or more hostages with him.”