4 cops wounded as armed men attack quarantine checkpoint in Misamis town
PAGADIAN CITY –– Four police officers were wounded as armed men attacked a quarantine control checkpoint in Concepcion town in Misamis Occidental province on Thursday morning.
Major Jonathan Astillero, spokesperson of the Misamis Occidental police office, said the police officers were manning the checkpoint in Barangay Putongan when an undetermined number of armed men fired upon them at 7:50 a.m.
Astillero said four of the eight cops assigned in the checkpoint were wounded. They were identified as Corporals Marvin Intong and Leo Gumisad, Staff Sergeant Larry Millan, and Patrolwoman Richel Taṅola.
The identities of the gunmen are also being investigated, Astillero added.
The wounded cops were rushed to a hospital in Oroquieta City but were later transferred to Ozamiz City.
They are now in stable condition, said Astillero.
He said pursuit operations were ongoing in Concepcion town.
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