TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – A fake bomb was found Saturday near the car of a priest at the parking lot of a Catholic chapel in Cagayan province, police said.
The device was found by security guards of the Diocese of Cagayan chapel in Tuguegarao City while the priest, identified only as Fr. Quibaquib, was celebrating New Year mass.
Police immediately deployed 6 bomb squad officers to defuse the device.
It was found to be fake upon closer inspection.
Police said the device was a canister that had a pin attached.
They believe that it was intended as a threat.
Police are still investigating the incident. – Report from Julius Camba, ABS-CBN News Cagayan Valley