Manila university suspends classes due to bomb hoax-A A +A
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
MANILA -- A university in Manila suspended its afternoon classes and work after bomb threat inside the school campus was reported on Wednesday.
The Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) earlier announced an "emergency holiday" after an anonymous note was found inside the campus that stated the possible explosive attack.
But after the operation of the Manila police, no explosives were found inside the university.
Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim said the police operation lasted for an hour and added that the bomb threat may be a prank.
Meanwhile, the LPU said Wednesday's afternoon exams will be rescheduled.
The recent incident in LPU is the third bomb scare reported in five days. On Tuesday, a suspicious box abandoned inside a passenger bus was discovered along with a cellphone and wires.
Also discovered was a similar anonymous letter that stated a possible bomb explosion.
Authorities later discovered that the box only contained sand.
Last Saturday, the police also detonated three suspicious boxes found within the area of the LRT Recto Station.
But the boxes, suspected of carrying explosives, only contained glass shards.
The recent bomb scares in Manila happened after three countries warned of a possible terrorist attack in the Philippines.
The Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada particularly alerted its nationals for possible explosive attacks in the country. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)