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Cops eye business rivalry in grenade attack at Manila resto

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 01:22 AM September 15, 2019

This photo captured from a CCTV footage shows a man on a motorcycle who threw a grenade at the doorstep of a restaurant in San Miguel, Manila on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (Photo from the Manila Police District)

MANILA, Philippines — Police are looking into a possible business rivalry behind a grenade attack at a restaurant in Manila on Saturday afternoon.

A report from Santa Mesa Police Station showed that an unidentified motorcycle-riding man threw a hand grenade at the doorstep of C-Foods Restaurant at the corner 5th Street and C. Aguila Street in San Miguel District at around 3:30 p.m.

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The restaurant is owned by a certain Macario Tinio, 59.

Police said business rivalry could be behind the attack as a hammer was thrown at the window of the restaurant.

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During that time, Tinio received threats through text messages. His restaurant is said to be the strongest competitor in the area due to its affordable prices.

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