Hostage-taker killed in Cavite

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Dasmariñas City Police in Cavite province killed a hostage-taker on Saturday at Rembulat Compound Salitran 1 Village in the city.

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Investigators said suspect Peter Carpio Adricula took the victims identified as Marian Tarazona, 20, Janielsa Tarazona Fajanil, 8, and Jeremiah Tarazona Fajanil, 1 year old, as hostages on Saturday afternoon.

Adricula had entered the house of the victims unnoticed by the mother of the children, took a kitchen knife and held them as hostages.

At 3 p.m., Jeremiah was released unharmed.

By 5:45 p.m., the suspect, however, stabbed the two remaining hostages, prompting responding policeman to restrain Adricula.

Marian and Janielsa were brought to Emilio Aguinaldo Medical Center for treatment and the suspect to the Pagamutan ng Dasmariñas, where he was declared dead from gunshot wounds.

PNA

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