In a startling incident, a group of armed individuals, masked and equipped with pistols, rifles, and grenades, stormed the TC Television channel in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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The assault occurred during a live broadcast, as the assailants subdued the station’s staff. The dramatic scenes, captured on live television, showed the attackers forcing employees to lie on the ground and demanding, through them, that the police withdraw from the area​​​​.

This incident is part of a larger pattern of escalating violence in Ecuador, linked to organized crime. The armed attack on the television channel is a stark manifestation of the deteriorating security situation in the country, raising concerns about the influence and boldness of criminal elements​​.

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The Ministry of the Interior has been alerted to this situation, with units in Guayaquil and Quito being involved in the response. The exact nature and demands of the assailants, as well as the safety of the TC Television staff, were primary concerns following the attack​​.