Man with Explosives Apprehended Near GMA Network

CMFR/PHILIPPINES – A man carrying homemade explosives was stopped by security guards in front of the GMA Annex Building along GMA Network Drive in Quezon City, noontime on Christmas day.

A GMA News Online report said the suspect was found with Molotov bombs and was supposedly able to set one off before he was subdued. All the explosives were confiscated and the unidentified man was arrested by the police and brought to Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Station 10, according to reports from Super Radyo dzBB.

The incident came just days after a fragmentation grenade in a plastic bottle wrapped with masking tape was found inside a locker within the compound of ABS-CBN in Mother Ignacia, Diliman, Quezon City on December 21. Media reports said the grenade was discovered by maintenance personnel Thursday afternoon. The explosive is with the QCPD Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit for safekeeping and disposal. Whoever put it in the locker has not been established, nor the motive for it.