Drunken man killed after stabbing cop in Sultan Kudarat
ESPERANZA, Sultan Kudarat––A police officer and the drunk man who stabbed him died Monday in separate hospitals, where they were brought for treatment.
Major Alexander de Pedro, chief of Esperanza municipal police, in his report to Sultan Kudarat police director Colonel Tom Tuzon said the attack against Staff Sgt. Victor Araño occurred around 7 p.m. Monday inside the kitchen hall of the town police station.
The unsuspecting Araño, police investigator of Esperanza police station, was stabbed several times on his chest by Jessy Ferrer, a laborer who resides in Barangay Saliao, Esperanza.
The suspect was under the influence of liquor when he allegedly committed the crime.
De Pedro said Ferrer was hauled to the police station after residents complained of his misbehavior due to his being drunk.
While in the police station, Ferrer quietly took a knife and stabbed Araño, who was taking his dinner alone.
After the attack, Ferrer escaped and barged inside a house nearby, where he held hostage two persons. Police remained clueless as to the real motive of the attack.
The police negotiated and successfully convinced Ferrer to surrender and turn in the knife.
However, while he was being handcuffed, he allegedly grabbed the firearm of a police officer, forcing other law enforcers to neutralize him. He was shot and injured.
Ferrer and Araño later died in separate hospitals.
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