Cops verifying role of arrested suspect in US Embassy bomb scare
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The police are now verifying the extent of an arrested man’s involvement in the attempted bombing of an area near the US Embassy in Manila on Monday.
Rayson Kilala, who also goes by the name Rashid Kilala, was apprehended in Bulakan town, Bulacan province, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. His listed address is No. 092 Barangay Bagumbayan.
When reached by phone at 2 p.m., the Central Luzon police director, Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino, said the involvement of Kilala, 34, in that incident, was being verified.
The arresting team consisted of the Bulacan Provincial Public Safety Company, Bulakan municipal police and Manila Police District (MPD).
Kilala was brought to the Manila Police District for further investigation.
Earlier, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa released the computerized sketch of the man seen by a bystander as having left something at the area near the US Embassy on Monday. SFM
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