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Man arrested after hacking neighbor


A 20-year-old man was arrested on Saturday by police operatives led by Chief Inspector Chester Natividad after hacking his neighbor in Sitio Imelda, Barangay Tolosa, this city.

Arrested was Edito Alfonso y Castro, 20, single and a resident of Sitio Imelda, Tolosa.

Edito was arrested during a manhunt operation conducted by the police.

Natividad identified the victim as Vincent Francisco y Pantaleon, 25, single, also of the said place.

Police investigation revealed that at about 8:00 a.m. of Saturday, the victim was in his residence when the suspect arrived. The two then engaged in a heated altercation.

Police said that Edito pulled out his bolo then hacked Vincent on the head and hands.

The victim was rushed to Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) for medical treatment.

The suspect is now detained at the police station while a case for frustrated murder is being prepared against him in court. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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