3rd grenade attack on Tondo Police Station in 2014: no one hurt
MANILA, Philippines—For the third time this year, the Tondo Police Station was attacked with a grenade.
The latest attack happened at 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, with police officials claiming the people behind the attacks were hoping to intimidate the police, who have been working to rid the area of criminals.
Police reports said security camera footage showed two men riding a motorcycle threw the grenade in front of the Tondo Police Station (Station 1) on Raxabago Street, Tondo, Manila.
The grenade, later identified as an MK2 fragmentation grenade, exploded along the road, damaging a nearby tent and sending debris up that hit a nearby car. However, no one was hurt in the attack.
The previous grenade-throwing attack on the police station had just happened earlier this month and an MK2 fragmentation grenade was also used.
Superintendent Virgilio Viloria, the Tondo Police Station chief, said that they were treating the grenade-throwing attacks as direct threats to the police.
“Over the last few months, we stepped up our anti-criminality drive here. And obviously, we have been hitting at something, which is why we think these explosives are being thrown at us,” he said.
He noted that the Tondo Police has been particularly hunting down people involved in the drug trade in the area.
Viloria said the Tondo Police would continue hunting down criminals in the area while also implementing tighter security in the vicinity of the police station.
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