Merchandiser hurt in Baguio stabbing incident

BAGUIO CITY – A merchandiser was injured after he was repeatedly stabbed by a still unidentified knife-wielding suspect inside a parlor at Pinpin St. Palma-Urbano barangay, here, Saturday.

            Senior Superintendent Ramil L. Saculles, City Director of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), identified the injured individual as Jeffrey R. San Miguel, married, merchandiser, billeting at No. 86-A Pinpin Street Palma-Urbano Barangay, Baguio City while the suspect remains unidentified.

            Initial police investigation showed that the victim, together with concerned witnesses, had a drinking session on the rooftop of a building after which they decided to go back to the parlor.

            While the victim and one of the witnesses of the stabbing incident were having a conversation inside the parlor, the suspect, who was allegedly armed with a knife, suddenly appeared from the backdoor and started stabbing the victim on the different parts of his body.

            The witness tried to pacify the incident but the suspect attacked him that prompted him to go out of the establishment and call for help.

            The victim was rushed to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) for medical treatment where he was admitted for further observation of his condition while the suspect is now the subject of a manhunt operation by responding police operatives.

By Dexter A. See

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