Lagangilang, ABRA

A 19- year-old girl was back to her family’s arms after Errol Pejanco Bolaños, 44, took her hostage at gunpoint at sitio Sitio Bagong Bario, Brgy. Nagtupacan, Lagangilang, Abra. Responding policemen found the suspect, who even fired his homemade caliber .22 revolver at them, holding the victim at gunpoint. Abra police director Colonle Maly Cula dispatched additional police units to aid the responding policemen and help in negotiating with Bolaños.

After an hour of skillful negotiation with the suspect, policemen were able to subdue the suspect, took his firearm, at least twenty live ammunitions and three empty shells of caliber .22. The victim was immediately brought to the Abra Provincial Hospital for medical assessment and debriefing while the hostage taker was taken to the Lagangilang town police station for kidnapping and serious illegal detention (Violation of Art 267 RPC) charges including violation of 10591
(Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act), Cordillera region police director Brig. Gen. Mafelino Bazar said.

Artemio A. Dumlao/ABN

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