QUEZON City Police District (QCPD) director Guillermo Eleazar clarified Wednesday that the security guard who locked himself in one of the rooms in Cyberpod One in Quezon Avenue, Quezon City did not run amok and there was also no lockdown in the said vicinity.
"Gusto kong linawin na walang amok, walang amok na nangyari. Hindi nagpaputok yon. Hindi nagpapaputok. Siya'y isang security guard na may problema at nagkulong siya sa isang maliit na kwarto," he said.
"Yun ang ni-lockdown natin isang maliit na [kuwarto]... The building and then the rest...other public buildings tuluy-tuloy ang kanilang business, tuluy-tuloy ang kanilang trabaho dito," he added.
He said the security guard identified as Herminigildo Marsula Jr., 34 arrived in the area drunk where he was brought to a room by one of his colleagues to let him rest.
However, Eleazar said Marsula argued with his colleague who just left him in the room where he locked himself.
He said Marsula pointed a gun to the responding police officer as well as the other security guard.
Prior to locking himself inside the room, Eleazar said Marsula hurt two persons.
“Minor lang ‘yun siguro natulak lang,” he said.
During the negotiation, the QCPD director said they called for the assistance of Marsula’s family.
“According sa asawa may problema daw kasi sila doon sa isang anak nila na kailangan operahan at hindi nila alam saan kukuha ng pera kaya siguro ganun na nag-lasing at ginawa nga ito,” said Eleazar.
Around 8 a.m., the authorities were able to convince him to surrender.
Marsula was immediately brought to the hospital for medical check-up and will be brought to QCPD station 10 in Kamuning, Quezon City for booking procedure.
The official said Marsula may face charges of alarm and scandal, grave threat, physical injuries and illegal possession of firearms. (SunStar Philippines)