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 Police Corporal Marvin Castro of Manila police is in hot water after he showed his service firearm during a confrontation with the group of UST high school students.

According to GMA News report, Castro approached the six athletes ages 12 to 17 years old for being noisy.

The group just won a judo competition and were celebrating while wearing their medals and uniforms along street in Sampaloc, Manila around 9:30 PM on Sunday.

"Kala namin sa una parang sasabihan lang kami ng congratulations, parang ganun. Parang agresibo kaagad," said one of the student in an interview.

The policeman pulled out his firearms and handcuff, according to the student.

One of the student contacted their coach to seek help after the confrontation.

The coach confronted Castro at a nearby barangay hall where the policeman apologized to the students and their parents and coaches.

"Sinasaway ko po sila, ayaw nilang pakinggan. Tapos pinapatigil ko po sila, ayaw nilang tumigil," Castro said.

Added that he felt threatened after the student did not follow him, according to Manila Police District Director Police Brigadier General Andre Dizon.

"Nung sinita niya nag-akma na parang susugurin siya. Kaya nabanggit  ng ating station commander, napahawak sa baril niya 'yung police natin. Naniguro lang siya na 'yung self-defense ang kaniyang ipapairal po doon. As long as hindi po niya 'yun tinutok, wala po siyang intensiyon na barilin po," Dizon said.

While the investigation contineous, the students are set to undergo psychological evaluation. 

Castro, meanwhile, was barred from doing rounds in the area and asked to surrender his gun.


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