Bomb threat stops Makati traffic


Bomb threat closes off a section of Makati on Monday noon (via Raymond Garcia)
Bomb threat closes off a section of Makati on Monday noon (via Raymond Garcia)

MAKATI CITY, Philippines – A portion of Makati Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas was sealed off Monday noon due to a suspected bomb threat, slowing traffic in the surrounding areas down to a halt.

Bomb squad members investigate an an attache case was found inside Mini Stop along Makati Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas Monday noon (via Dennis Cabral Datu)
Bomb squad members investigate an an attache case was found inside Mini Stop along Makati Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas Monday noon (via Dennis Cabral Datu)

Bomb squad members arrived at 12:00 noon. According to the report from ABS-CBN News, an attache case was found near Mini Stop Paseo de Roxas, however no bomb was found.

Witnesses initially reported that the bomb had already exploded inside the said Mini Stop branch.

The aluminum case marked Digital CCTV was later revealed to be a tool box apparently left behind by workers who were supposed to install CCTV cameras in the area.

The area was reopened to traffic after one hour.

Traffic was reopened when no bomb was found (via Dennis Cabral Datu)
Traffic was reopened when no bomb was found (via Dennis Cabral Datu)

 

A shot of the Mini Stop branch where the attache case containing the suspected explosive device was found (via Bryan Banquil)
A shot of the Mini Stop branch where the attache case containing the suspected explosive device was found (via Bryan Banquil)

(with images and reports from ABS-CBN NewsRaymond GarciaBryan Banquil, and Dennis Cabral Datu)


What's Your Reaction?

Wakeke Wakeke
0
Wakeke
BULOK! BULOK!
0
BULOK!
Aww :( Aww :(
0
Aww :(
ASTIG! ASTIG!
0
ASTIG!
AMP#*@! AMP#*@!
0
AMP#*@!
Nyeam! Nyeam!
0
Nyeam!