Man arrested for illegal possession of firearms in North Tacloban

On Saturday, April 23, a riot in Guadalupe Village, Brgy. 105, San Isidro Suhi, Tacloban City, resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old man. Photo: TCPO-PS3/Facebook

TACLOBAN CITY – A 20-year-old man was arrested for alarm, scandal, and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition during a riot in Guadalupe Village, Brgy. 105, San Isidro Suhi, Tacloban City on Saturday, April 23.

Police identified the suspect as alias "Sonny Boy," male, single, 20 years old, and a resident of the said village. Recovered from him was a caliber .38 revolver with no serial number and three live ammunition.

After receiving a call from a concerned citizen, members of Tacloban City Police Office (TCPO) - Police Station 3 conducted an anti-criminality operation through mobile patrol at 5:00 p.m., led by PLT ANGELO LEO SILVESTRECE, under the supervision of PMAJ JOSE B GALLANES JR, Station Commander.

When the responding officers arrived at the scene, they saw two warring groups exchanging stones; they retreated when they saw the approaching police patrol car and scampered in different directions.

Fortunately, they were able to apprehend the suspect after a brief chase.

The police said that the suspect was informed of his constitutional rights before being taken to Police Station 3 with the exhibits for proper documentation and disposition. —Tacloban News Update 

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