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Bomb scare hits busy street near Camp Crame

  • Written by Zaida delos Reyes-Palanca
  • Published in Metro
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TENSION gripped a busy street near the national headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Camp Crame, Quezon City, when a garbage collector discovered a package that looks like a dynamite yesterday morning.

Reports said the bomb scare occurred at 11 a.m. on 4th Avenue, Bgy. Bagong Lipunan, QC.  Accordingly, Arnold Golbin was collecting garbage in the area when he saw a package resembling a dynamite with digital timer and  wirings.
   
Scared, Golbin immediately reported the incident to PO1 Kevin Roland Tobias, who was  buying uniform in the area.
   
Tobias called the  PNP Explosives and Ordnance Division for assistance and asked the residents to stay away from the area.
   
Elements of EOD  immediately responded and took the package.
   
Upon inspection, it was learned that the package was not a bomb but just a kit that is usually used in their training.
 
According to Supt. Edwin Ellazar, officer in charge of the operating division of EOD K9, the package was not a bomb as it had no explosive and the wirings were not connected.
   
“Isang ordinaryong cardboard lang ito at may digital timer, ’yung battery hindi ginagamit. Maraming kulang para ma-consider na bomba ito. Hindi ito capable na sumabog. Ginagamit ito ’pag nagte-training, ’pag nagle-lecture,” he said.