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Armed men fire at policemen in Quezon town

/ 11:25 AM May 24, 2018

LUCENA CITY – Two motorcycle-riding armed men fired at policemen in Lopez town in Quezon province early Thursday.

No one was hurt among the policemen, said Chief Insp. Noel Divino, Lopez police chief, said

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Police recovered one caliber .45 pistol loaded with five bullets left behind by the escaping men.

Concerned citizens tipped off the authorities on the presence of the armed men in Barangay Calantipayan around 12:05 a.m., police said.

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When the authorities arrived at the place, they were met with gun fire from the suspects, identified by police tipsters as “Abuy Lopez” and one alias “Mark.”

Divino said the investigators were still checking the background of the suspects and if they belonged to criminal groups or assassination team of the communist New People’s Army.

A police team was tracking down the suspects. DELFIN T. MALLARI, JR.

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