Police probing bomb threat at Ateneo
MANILA, Philippines — The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) is now working with anti-cybercrime specialists to track the source of an online bomb threat that struck Ateneo de Manila University late Sunday.
Ateneo confirmed it received anonymous bomb threats online but assured security protocols are already in place. Classes and work on Monday pushed through at the university despite the bomb threat.
A tweet by Ateneo at 8 a.m. Monday said a security check by the campus security and QCPD yielded “no irregularity.”
According to QCPD chief Colonel Ronnie Montejo, this was the second time Ateneo received a bomb threat in recent months.
Montejo said the first bomb threat circulated through e-mail, which, according to their cybercrime team, was traced to have come from within the university compound.
He noted that Sunday’s bomb threat was coursed through Twitter.
“Ito ngayon iche-check din natin kung saan din nanggaling ito although ngayon hindi pa natin ma-determine,” he said.
(We will check this bomb threat as well, where it came from, although now we cannot determine yet who used the Twitter account.)
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