A SIDEWALK vendor sustained multiple wounds after she was held hostage by a man at P. del Rosario St., Cebu City, on Sunday, July 9.
Police Officer 2 Artemio Hernandez of Carbon Police Station said the incident happened at 8:56 p.m. when the suspect, Raymond Cabanillas Briones, 34, held hostage Ame Almenras Collamat, 57.
Before the incident, Briones grabbed a six-year-old boy, son of another sidewalk vendor. The boy was able to escape though, as he ran to his father.
The suspect tried to stab them, but failed.
Briones then walked toward Collamat and strangled her while she was holding a nine-inch kitchen knife.
Here's a video of the incident from John Russel Lacson
A bystander, who saw the incident, tried to neutralize the suspect by beating and hitting him but they failed.
Cops from Carbon Police Station, who passed by the area, managed to save the victim and arrest the suspect.
The suspect, who told police that he has a family problem, was detained at the Carbon Police Station.
Hernandez said the victim was treated at the Cebu City Medical Center.
The suspect is facing frustrated homicide and serious illegal detention complaints before the fiscal's office on Tuesday, July 11. (JAR/JOB/SunStar Philippines)