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Man with no sleep, food for 2 days holds PWD hostage

Suspect shot dead while trying to hack PWD

A 48-YEAR-OLD man who allegedly had not slept nor eaten for two days was shot and killed by a police sniper as the suspect was about to kill a person with disability (PWD) whom he had held hostage in Quezon, Palawan, last Sunday.

This was revealed in a report sent to Philippine National Police chief, General Debold M. Sinas yesterday.

Police Regional Office 4-B director, Brigadier Gen. Pascual G. Muñoz said that a policeman was forced to fire at suspect Bernard Adial, a resident of Sitio Tagbarokbok in Barangay Isugod, Quezon municipality as he was about to strike his hostage with his bolo.

The suspect suffered a single gunshot wound in the neck and died while being taken to a local hospital.

Muñoz said that the 22-year old hostage–described as verbally-challenged and can barely walk due to severe disability of the outer extremities — suffered a lacerated elbow during the brief hostage drama 5:30 p.m. last Sunday.

The official said members of the Quezon Municipal Police Station rushed to the site after being informed of Barangay Chairman Glendy Cacho of an ongoing hostage-taking incident in their community.

Muñoz said that upon arrival of the policemen at the scene, Adial ran towards his neighbor’s house where he seized Shiela Mae Saban while holding officers at bay with a 24-inch bolo.

The suspect threatened to hack the victim when he was asked to surrender by the police.

Muñoz said that the suspect was about to strike the victim with this bolo when he was shot by an officer in the neck. He was taken to the Quezon Medicare Hospital where an attending physician declared him dead upon arrival.

Initial investigation showed Adial has not eaten and slept for two days before the incident.

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Alfred P. Dalizon
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