A suspected gang member escaped from police in Nago City on Tuesday, even though he was handcuffed at the time, police said Wednesday.
According to investigators, a police officer who was out on patrol looking for gang members along national highway 58 in Nago City was suddenly approached from the rear by a man on a motorcycle. The man struck the officer in the face with a stick and then took off. Soon after, the same man was stopped by a different officer for ignoring a traffic signal. As the officer was trying to get the suspect into a patrol car, he got jostled into a group of about 50 young onlookers and escaped with the handcuffs latched on to only his right hand.
The officer who was hit in the face suffered a broken tooth. Police are currently searching for the man and several of the onlookers on charges of interfering with an officer in the line of duty. A Nago police spokesman said: "We have the whole thing on tape, and we'll discover who they all are."© News reports