Police investigate bomb hoax in Roxas City

Zeny Quilantang, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 11 2016 07:51 AM

ROXAS CITY – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday started a manhunt for the person responsible for a bomb hoax at the Roxas City Hall in Capiz.

At around 8 a.m., a security guard spotted a grenade-shaped object in the city hall’s parking area, said PO2 Jazal Andrada.

The authorities responded to the scene, secured the people inside the building, and proceeded to inspect the object, which turned out to be an energy drink bottle shaped into a grenade.

The item was taken into the custody of the Explosive Ordnance Division of the Capiz Provincial Police Office.

Transactions at the Roxas City Hall resumed after the area was declared safe.

On Tuesday, work at several government offices was disrupted after the agencies received separate bomb threats.