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Real estate broker nabbed for bomb joke at MRT

By: - Reporter / @erikaINQ
/ 04:31 PM April 13, 2016
MRT transportation Manila Edsa

MRT crowd:  There is always a thick crowd of commuters at the rails and altercations between impatient passengers and security guards tasked to inspect bags are not unheard of.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

MANILA — A real estate broker was arrested for dropping a bomb joke at the Metro Rail Transit – North Avenue Station in Quezon City on Tuesday.

Israel Dizon, 39, a resident of Valenzuela City, underwent inquest for violation of Presidential Decree No. 1727 also known as the anti-bomb joke law and remained detained at the Quezon City Police District – Masambong Station as of Wednesday, police said.

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PO2 Winston Semaña, case investigator, said Dizon was arrested at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday after he said there was a bomb in his bag. Dizon made the remark after a lady guard called his attention for failing to present his bag for inspection.

Dizon was immediately arrested and turned over to the police station for the investigation of his case.

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PD 1727 declares unlawful the malicious dissemination of false information and wilful threat concerning bombs, explosives or any similar device.

Convicted violators face five years in jail or a fine of P40,000 or both depending on the court’s ruling.  SFM

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