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Complainant gets bomb threat at Marikina prosecutor’s office

/ 09:26 PM November 28, 2016
Bomb threat was conveyed via text on mobile phone (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO)

Bomb threat was conveyed via text on mobile phone (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO)

MANILA — A complainant in a theft case received a bomb threat on her cell phone inside the Marikina City prosecutor’s office on Monday afternoon, which disrupted work at the city’s Hall of Justice.

A report reaching Senior Superintendent Lorenzo Holanday Jr., Marikina City police chief, stated Janice Sadaya, a complainant in a theft case received a text message from an unidentified person about the bomb threat around 3:40 p.m. while she was attending the inquest proceedings of the case at the office of Prosecutor Amiel Songco located just several floors away from the Marikina Police station.

Sadaya, a sales associate, said she received the text message from an unidentified number which read: UMALIS NA KYO DYAN BHE MAY BOMBA SASABOG JAN 4PM PLS BHE.

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Sadaya then told Songco about the threat, who immediately informed the police.

The Marikina City Police’s Explosives and Ordinance Division-Special Response Unit responded  immediately and inspected the area.

The police told the occupants of the building to evacuate except the detainees at the the Marikina City Jail and the detention cell of the Marikina City police station investigation and detection unit.

The police declared the place negative of the presence of a bomb around 4:35 pm.

Holanday said the text message about the bomb threat could be coming from one of the relatives or friends of the accused.  SFM

TAGS: Amiel Songco, Bomb threat, complainant, Crime, Evacuation, inquest proceedings, Janice Sadaya, Justice, law enforcement, Lorenzo Holanday Jr., Marikina City, Marikina City police, Marikina City Prosecutors' Office, theft
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