De Lima safe after hostage attempt

An incident report from Camp Crame on 9 October said former Sen. Leila de Lima, who is detained in its premises, was taken hostage by her fellow detainees, but is now safe from harm.

Special Action Forces personnel said detainees took hostage former Sen. Leila de Lima at Camp Crame, but she’s now safe from harm. | 📹Contributed video

The hostage-takers were identified as Arnel Cabintoy, Feliciano Sulayao, and Abduljihad Susukan, all Persons Under Police Custody (PUPC).

The report said that around 6:30 a.m., 9 October, PCpl Roger Agustin was delivering food to PUPCs, who were out for “sunning” at the Maximum Security Compound of the PNP Custodial Center, when Cabintoy, Sulayao and Susukan got hold of Agustín and stabbed him with an improvised knife.

Another police officer on duty, PCpl Pat Matías, fired gunshots and hit Cabintoy and Susukan.

Sulayao ran to De Lima’s cell and held her hostage.

Responding Special Action Forces personnel tried negotiating with Sulayao, who wouldn’t let go of De Lima.

The SAF shot Sulayao and called for an ambulance.

Authorities declared De Lima is safe.

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