Cop stabbed dead with samurai sword

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 30 2014 11:41 PM | Updated as of Jul 31 2014 07:41 AM

AGUSAN DEL NORTE -- A policeman died after he was stabbed with a samurai sword in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte early Wednesday morning.

Based on police investigation, PO3 Ferdinand Aguilar was on his way home when the incident happened.

Aguilar stopped to buy food. While he was eating, the suspect identified only with the alias "Ray-ray Cortes" approached and stabbed him with a katana.

The victim sustained several wounds in his body.

Authorities believe that the suspect was under the influence of illegal drugs.

A manhunt has been launched for for Cortes, who fled from the crime scene. -- report from May Diez, ABS-CBN News Caraga