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Cirilo Loreto Carpin

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Cirilo Loreto Carpin
Born ca. 1915
Attack information
Date August 25, 1960
Location(s) Catbalogan City, Philippines
Killed 3
Injured 14
Weapon(s) Knife

Cirilo Loreto Carpin was a Filipino who killed three people and wounded 14 others with a knife in Catbalogan City, Philippines during the night of August 25, 1960.

The 45-year-old first stabbed a sleeping passenger aboard an inter-island ship that was about to dock in the city, and then jumped off the boat to attack people who had gathered on the pier for a holiday celebration. Carpin stabbed 16 of them, two fatally, before he was shot in the leg by policemen and arrested.[1][2]


  1. Knifer Runs Amok Kills 3, Injures 14, The Oakland Tribune (August 26, 1960)
  2. Boat Passenger Runs Amok Kills Three, Stabs 14, The Times-Record (August 26, 1960)

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