Grenade found in front of UE-Recto campus
A grenade was found in front of the University of the East (UE) Recto, Manila on Wednesday morning, radio reports said.
The Explosive and Ordnance Division (EOD) of the Manila Police District (MPD) confirmed that the explosive was an “MK2 hand grenade.”
“Hindi siya capable to explode without detonator, ibig sabihin walang detonator, kulang siya. Pero ito’y naka-safety pa, nakata-tape, intact ‘yung kanyang safety pin,” EOD Senior Inspector Arnold Santos said in an interview over DZMM.
(It is not capable to explode without a detonator and it was lacking one. Its safety pin was still intact and it was taped.)
Santos said a street sweeper first saw the suspicious package at around 5:45 a.m. in front of the UE gate and called the attention of school’s guard who immediately reported it to the MPD.
The area, which was cordoned off while the police dealt with the incident, was cleared at around 6:45 a.m. according to Radyo Inquirer.
Authorities were still coordinating with the UE administration for the availability of a closed circuit television (CCTV) footage on the area.
Meanwhile, classes at the university would still continue, Radyo Inquirer added. IDL
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