June 15, 2024

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Man jailed over bomb scare at Calamba mall

By Jun Talusan

ALERT security guards on Friday arrested a man who shouted he had a bomb attached to his body that caused alarm on mall shoppers at SM Calamba in Laguna.

Calamba City police chief Lt. Col. Milany Martirez identified the arrested suspect as Fernan Manaig, a resident of Calamba City, Laguna.

Witnesses said the suspect entered the entrance 4 at the supermarket area of the mall then shouted “May bomba ako sa katawan,” “May bomba ako sa katawan” while raising the t-shirt he was wearing at 6:20 p.m. on Friday.

The incident created panic among shoppers.

Witnesses added that the man even ran inside the supermarket that further scared the mall goers.

Alert security guards immediately arrested Manaig and turned him over to police.

Manaig was charged for violation of Presidential Decree 1727 (Declaring as Unlawful the Malicious Dissemination of False Information of the Willful Making of Any Threat Concerning Bombs, Explosive or any Similar Device or Means of Destruction and Imposing Penalties Therefor).