September 25, 2017, 3:28 am
Facebook iconTwitter iconYouTube iconGoogle+ icon

Bomb scares in Camp Crame, PNP hospital

RESIDENTS of a street near Camp Crame panicked after a “bomb” was found by a street sweeper along 4th avenue in Barangay Bagong Lipunan, Quezon City yesterday morning.

Arnold Golbin, a barangay street sweeper, found a package containing rolled brown papers which looked like dynamites, with wiring attached to a digital timer.

Golbin immediately informed PO1 Kevin Tobias, detailed with the Aviation Security Group, who was buying a police uniform in the vicinity.

Tobias in turn called the PNP Explosives and Ordnance Division, which readily responded to the scene.

Supt. Edwin Ellazar, of the EOD’s K-9 unit, said the package was not a bomb as it had no explosive components but an ordinary rolled cardboard with a digital timer.

Ellazar said he has seen such a thing during their trainings.

In another incident, a box left beside the Emergency Room of the PNP General Hospital caused panic inside Camp Crame yesterday afternoon.

Ellazar said they received a call from Camp Crame’s base police that a box was abandoned beside the hospital and quickly dispatched K9 units to check on it.

“Pinasadahan ng k9, hindi naman nag-indicate na may possible na may explosives sa loob pero to make sure pinasadahan ng X-ray,” Ellazar said.

When opened, he said it turned out that the box contained three smaller boxes of telephone or electrical wires.  -- Raymond Africa
No votes yet

Column of the Day

The sweet in the bittersweet

By JOSE BAYANI BAYLON | September 25,2017
‘Never in our wildest dreams did it ever occur to me - and I am sure to him - that his final months will be spent with the black sheep of the family.’

Opinion of the Day

Barbaric fraternities (3)

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | September 25, 2017
‘Identified by his father in a deep ravine, where a dead EJ Karl Intia, 19, U-Makati, was thrown after initiation. Where are those 15 participants at that APO hazing?’