Fake bomb scare: Bag thrown on roof of bus causes panic at EDSA-F.B. Harrison intersection
It caused a five-hour traffic jam.
InterAksyon.com reports that "the bag feared to have contained an explosive device that caused a five-hour heavy traffic on the EDSA-F.B. Harrison intersection in Pasay City on Wednesday afternoon (October 9) turned out to be a dud."
According to the report, the bag thrown on the roof of a Bataan Transit bus-which commuters feared had a bomb inside-turned out containing ordinary items and trash. Police initially thought the bag contained an explosive device "because the sniffer dog brought to the area by authorities sat down after smelling the backpack - an indication that the package might have contained materials fused to blow up."
The police had to close off both the northbound and southbound lanes of F.B. Harrison for five hours due to the bomb scare. It led to heavy traffic flow building up between Taft Avenue and Roxas Boulevard. The area was eventually opened to vehicles again at 9:45 p.m.
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