Friday, February 7, 2014
City dad survives grenade attack in house
GAPAN CITY – A city councilor here survived an attack by two motorcycle-riding men who lobbed a handgrenade at his house here at dawn yesterday.
Senior Superintendent Crizaldo Nieves, provincial police director identified the councilor as Danilo de Guzman of Sampaguita St., Purok 2, Barangay Malimba this city.
De Guzman, 57, is an ally of Mayor Maricel Natividad.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, regional director of the Philippine National Police Region 3 Office (PRO3), ordered Nieves to run after the suspects.
Police said De Guzman and his family were inside the house when the suspects, riding in two separate motorcycles, hurled the handgrenade inside the residential compound then fled.
The suspects were caught in a close circuit television (CCTV) camera while throwing the grenade. The city official was unhurt.
However, the impact of the explosion damaged the Toyota Corolla Altis and Nissan mini-dump truck parked in the garage.
Polixw have not yet established the motive behind the attack.
It was the second attempt on his life. Last September, gunmen also broke into his compound and fired shots, wounding him, his wife, Julieta and fish vendor Rizalino Perez. – Manny Galvez
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