Man suspected of leaving IED near US embassy arrested | Inquirer News

Man suspected of leaving IED near US embassy arrested

/ 01:10 PM November 30, 2016
The computerized facial composite of the suspect who planted the improvised explosive device near the US  Embassy in Manila on Nov. 28, 2016 (FILE PHOTO RELEASED BY THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE)

The computerized facial composite of the suspect who planted the improvised explosive device near the US
Embassy in Manila on Nov. 28, 2016 (FILE PHOTO RELEASED BY THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE)

Joint members of the Manila and Bulacan police have arrested the man who allegedly left a homemade bomb near the US Embassy last Monday.

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A report from the Bulacan police said members of the Manila Police District and the Bulacan Provincial Police office arrested Rayson Kilala (Christian name) or Rashid Kilala (Muslim name) in a follow-up operation in Bulakan town, Bulacan province.

Police said Kilala, 34, used an address in Bagumbayan, Bulakan.

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On Tuesday, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa released to the media the composite sketch of the suspect. He was described to be 44 and 45 years old, 5’2”-5’3”-tall, of medium build and fair complexion.

READ: Man who left bomb near US Embassy ‘seen’ in computerized sketch

Dela Rosa said the suspect was driving a white taxi when he stopped near the US Embassy and placed the improvised explosive device in a trash bin nearly 200 meters away from the building. IDL

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