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American killed in Makati City stabbing incident

November 24, 2012 6:46pm

(Updated 8:51 a.m., Nov. 26) - An American died after a stabbing incident in Makati City Saturday morning, an exclusive report on "24 Oras" said. 

GMA News' Saleema Refran said the incident took place along Kalayaan Avenue near Bel-Air village before dawn, and that the victim passed away in a hospital at about 7:20 a.m.

According to the report, the American was walking as he entered the village's gate when a white van with four men inside arrived and stopped at the entrance, and shortly after, the stabbing incident occurred.

"Naglakad sa may gate ang biktima nang may makasabay itong van. Nang tinanong sa gate kung saan pupunta ang sasakyan, nakitanong din umano ang biktima pero hindi pinansin ng mga apat na lalaki sa loob. Nang papasok na ang van... nagawa pang hampasin ng biktima ang van,"  Makati Police chief Senior Supt. Manuel Lukban Jr. said in the report.

The four then got off the van and stabbed the American, who was able to walk 20 meters before he fell to the ground, the report said.

The victim was rushed to a hospital where he died, the report added.

All four suspects are now in police custody, Lukban said, adding that an investigation is ongoing. 

Police believe the four suspects are children of wealthy families. The four could face homicide charges, the report said.  — LBG/KG, GMA News
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