2nd Video Footage - Initao College grenade blast
UPDATE AS OF 11PM NOVEMBER 28, 2019
INITAO, Misamis Oriental - Two persons died while 17 others were injured when a grenade suddenly exploded at a college campus in Initao town, this morning, police authorities reported.
A blotter report said at around 11:20 am this morning (November 28, 2019) a grenade explosion resulted to the death of the suspect identified as Basher Ebrahim Ampaso, 65, a resident of Madamba, Lanao del Sur, and wounded 17 students including a police officer identified as Police Master Sergeant Jason J. Magno. A few hours later Police Officer Magno also died at the hospital.
Initial investigation conducted by police investigators said that before the explosion, the police station in Initao town received a call for assistance that a commotion took place at the college campus.
Meanwhile the identities f those unjured were as follows:
Jasper Abcede, 22, Canitoan; Jolly Tacbobo,42, Brgy Aluna; Lino Jalagat, 24, Brgy Gimangpang; Allan Bahian, 22; Nestor Oblimar,63; Rysanny Galaroza, 26, teacher; Hermorie Poblete, 18, Brgy Andales; Jomark Maglangit, 24 of Iligan City; Acmad Panadato,21, Brgy Gimangpang; Junedy Bagares, 19, Brgy Tubigan; Tito Bagares, 56, Brgy Tubigan; Anne Pauline Panoril, 21, Manticao town; Reinheart Payusan, 25, Brgy Poblacion, Police Officer Jason Magno, 47, Policewoman Alice Balido, 43, Brgy Poblacion; Jesel Bulaybulay and JR.
After receiving a call for assistance, immediately, a team of policemen led by Police Lieutenant Ruel Litiratus went to the aforementioned college campus and confirmed the commotion positive. But before they could approach the suspect, the grenade allegedly exploded after it was reportedly thrown at the responding police officers.
A raw video showed that the suspect and the police were grappling at the covered court, afterwhich, a grenade exploded prompting the students around the covered court to scamper to safer grounds.
The video also showed another policeman shooting the suspect more than three times after the grenade explosion. The police officer, report said, shot the suspect to death.
It was not known at press time, why did the suspect allegedly threw the grenade to responding policemen which also resulted to two deaths and the injury of 17 students and a teacher.
In a separate investigation, in the morning of November 28, prior to the incident, the suspect Basher Ebrahim Ampaso reportedly went to the office of the local environment and natural resources which was only beside the college campus and claimed a truck loaded with "hot" lumber impounded by the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO).
The government executives at the local environment office has denied Basher's plea to return to him the impounded vehicle and the lumber due to lack of proper documents.
The suspect got mad and reportedly threatened officials and employees of the local environment office and also showed a "hand grenade." But he immediately left the local office.
A few minutes later, school officials at a college campus nearby has called on the police office hotline and reported the presence of a man carrying a hand granade. The school officials asked for police assistance for fear the man may have problems and would throw the grenade at the students.
Upon hearing the call for assistance, police operatives were immediately deployed at the school and confirmed the commotion.
A raw video footage of a student during the incident showed the suspect allegedly carrying the grenade scuffled with a responding policeman at the covered court.
It was reported during police investigation that the suspect throw the grenade while he was grappling with a police officer, which also resulted to his death as he was shot many times by another responding police officer for fear he might have brought many grenades and inflict more harm to the students inside the school campus.
Police Officer Magno, who was badly hurtas well as the injured students, were immediately brought to the nearest hospitals. But Magno expired hours later at the hospital, the report said
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