Man with hand grenade arrested in Pasig

Published May 17, 2022, 12:54 PM

by Patrick Garcia

A man was arrested by operatives of the Pasig City police for carrying a hand grenade and a pistol replica on Monday, May 16, amid the ongoing gun ban due to the May 2022 national and local elections.

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The police identified the suspect as Jezreel Bierra, 33, a resident of Barangay San Miguel.

According to the police report, elements of the Pasig City police were dispatched to conduct a follow-up operation on a hold-up incident on May 15 in Barangay Kapitolyo where they spotted Bierra along Farmer’s Avenue in Barangay Malinao with a pistol tucked in his waist.

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The officers approached Bierra and asked for the pistol’s documents but failed to present any, leading to his arrest and subsequent recovery of the firearm. However, when he was frisked, a hand grenade was recovered inside his sling bag which was brought to the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) section of Pasig police for proper disposition.

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The suspect was first brought to Rizal Medical Center (RMC) for physical examination and was brought to the police station for further investigation and filing of appropriate cases.