PNP STATEMENT on the Attempted Escape and Hostage Taking at PNP Custodial Center

PNP Chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin, Jr. has ordered for the in-depth investigation of the attempted escape of three PUPCs namely Arnel Cabintoy, Idang Susukan and Feliciano Sulayao Jr. from the Custodial Center early morning, October 9, 2022. Based on the initial report, in their attempt to escape, they stabbed one police officer. Another police on-duty was able to respond and he fired towards the PUPCs hitting Cabintoy and Susukan.

Sulayao ran towards the custodial cell of Atty. Leila de Lima and held her as hostage.

Members of the Special Action Force immediately responded to the incident and negotiated with Sulayao but to no avail. Since the situation is escalating, the tactical team engaged Sulayao and he was neutralized.

Senator de Lima is now safe while the police officer who was stabbed was rushed to the hospital for treatment. Three PUPCs were all neutralized and SOCO is now at the scene of the incident.

Tension inside the detention facility has been defused and the situation has returned to normal while investigation is ongoing to review the security protocols inside the PNP Custodial.

That is all we can tell you at the moment. We will keep you posted of other developments as more information becomes available.


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