Sunday, October 9, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: 2 Patay sa Hostage Taking sa SM Dasmariñas

Two people were killed in a hostage-taking incident that took place in SM Dasmariñas Sunday afternoon.

Former Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla who was in the area during the incident told CNN Philippines there were initially 12 hostages but nine managed to escape.

Remulla said one of the hostages suffered stab wounds and died on the scene, while another one was injured.

According to Remulla, the police tried to talk to the hostage-taker but he refused to surrender. Remulla said that the hostage-taker was eventually neutralized.

In a spot-report, Cavite police identified the hostage-taker as Carlo Marcus Ladra, 32 years old from Leyte province.

Police said Lacdao came to the mall looking for his wife Erna Ciata Lacdao, when he suddenly stabbed Jollabelle Sumalin and two unidentified men.  One of his hostages was also identified as Mylene Balajadia.

Authorities are looking into a possible love triangle angle.

Meanwhile, in an official statement, SM group's head of investor relations Cora Guidote told CNN Philippines that based on the information they gathered, the incident "started as a domestic problem that was brought to the mall."

Guidote said, the Philippine National Police and SM security worked together to manage the situation.

Source: CNN Philippines