Bomb scare causes panic near US Embassy, more threats spread in QC

A bomb scare caused some passersby to panic when an unattended bag was found  near Plaza Ferguson across the United States Embassy in Manila, Thursday morning, reports Manila Bulletin.

Police officers secured the area and at least three bomb experts inspected the bag. Senior Police Officer 3 (SPO3) Modesto Pageran of the Manila Police District (MPD) told Manila Bulletin that the bag, which contained wet clothes and garbage, turned out to belong to a mendicant who frequented the area.

In Quezon City, bomb threats made via text messages and phone calls spread beginning Wednesday, reports Manila Bulletin. According to the report, Venice Aumentado, an employee of Superline Bus Terminal, received a call at 2:20 p.m. from a woman who said there was a bomb in the area. The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) - District Public Safety Battalion (DPSB) responded to the scene and declared the area clear after inspection.

On the same day, the DPSB received more bomb threats: one sent through a text message said there was a bomb in the Eton Centris Building on EDSA corner Quezon Avenue. Manila Bulletin also reports that a number of calls about bags and packages left unattended in malls were made the same day.

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