Depressed na tatay took his 3 kids as hostage sa Tondo Manila. Isang 49-year-old man na siguro napag-tripan ang kantang “miss kita kung christmas” at ayon sa kamag-anak na depressed daw dahil ayaw kausapin ng asawa sa telephone na nagtra-trabaho sa Amerika kaya ayun naisipan ihostage yung 3 anak bandang alas-sais (6:00pm) sa kanilang bahay sa Quiricada Street, Tondo Manila. Dahil siguro na rin sa kaguluhan ay nasaksak ang isang bata sa braso ng kanilang ama sa dala nitong kutsilyo.
“Kutsilyo lang ang dala niya. Nakatakbo (at) nasaksak (ang isa) sa braso, sinaksak ng tatay. (Mario had only a knife with him. One of his children managed to escape but not before he stabbed him in the arm),” PO3 Christopher Pascual of the Manila Police District said.
Pascual said Cruz and the children were taken to the Metropolitan Hospital. He said the children were aged 15, 13, and 11.
The dzBB report said a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team rushed inside Cruz’s house after deciding that it would be more dangerous if they allowed the hostage situation to last into the night.
Relatives of Cruz said he likely snapped when his wife working in the United States refused to talk to him on the phone.
Ayon kay Aling Pilar Maglalang, isang kamag-anak na napaka-chismosa at siguro natakits nya for sure ang posibleng pag-gamit ng bawal na gamot ng suspect dahil ng sa nabad-trip sa inasal ng jowa nya.
“Hindi niya gagawin yan, kung matino yan napakabait sa anak. Depressed na depressed na siya. Ayaw siyang kausapin sa telepono ng asawa, baka maraming trabaho ang asawa kaya hindi kinakausap. Pag ganyan nagwawala na siya, gumagamit (He would not do that. He’s a very kind dad. It was just that he was depressed. His wife would not talk to him maybe because she had much work. When that happens, he snaps and uses drugs),” she said
Source: GMA News