Wednesday, 19 September 2012 15:22
A manhunt operation has been launched for a suspect behind a failed grenade attack in Barangay Recodo, this city, last Sunday, a police chief said yesterday.
Ayala Police Station commander Sr. Inspector Edilberto Alvarez disclosed that efforts is ongoing to locate the whereabouts of the suspect who hurled an MK2 hand grenade at the vicinity of Purok 5-B.
The suspect was identified as Argen Muamil, of legal age, allegedly a mentally deranged man and a resident of Barangay Cawit, this city.
Alvarez said that before the incident, the suspect had a heated argument against a local resident of Recodo allegedly because of the unpaid debt.
Police said that the suspect went berserk and suddenly threw a grenade towards the garbage area that caused panic to the local residents but it failed to explode.
A certain Jobert Cruz y Angeles who witnessed the incident hurriedly picked up the grenade and concealed it in his possession as the safety pin was already detached from the grenade.
Immediately members of Police Explosive and Ordnance Disposal (EOD) with the police station personnel arrived at the scene and safely recovery the grenade.
The recovered hand grenade was brought to the EOD headquarters for safekeeping and proper disposal.
By Eugene A. Lasprilla
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