Bomb scares hit Manila, Malabon

Marc Jayson Cayabyab - The Philippine Star
Bomb scares hit Manila, Malabon
Members of the Manila Police District’s explosives ordnance division cordon off a portion of A. Mabini street near the MPD Station 9 in Malate on Friday night as they inspect a black bag left in a passenger jeepney. Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. has put Metro Manila under heightened alert following a series of bombings in Mindanao.
miguel De Guzman

MANILA, Philippines — Two bomb scares occurred in Malabon and Manila on Friday.

A sling bag abandoned inside a jeepney in Malate, Manila on Friday night triggered the first incident.

The bag was left by a still unidentified passenger who rode the Baclaran-Blumentritt jeepney and alighted in Ermita, according to Manila Police District public information chief Maj. Philipp Ines.

Anti-bomb operatives inspected the bag and instead found a cell phone charger, a metal wing band for fighting cocks, pliers and a nail cutter, among others.

This happened hours after the Malabon city hall received a bomb threat on Friday morning.

The city hall received a text message to a command center operator, according to Malabon police chief Col. Albert Barot.

The building was cleared of any explosive device at around 8:30 a.m.


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