Cops Arrested a Passenger for Dropping Bomb Joke in MRT-3 Station
Police authorities arrested a prankster passenger for dropping a bomb joke in Metro Railway Transit Station 3 (MRT-3).
A man who was joking about a bomb inside a train station was brought to the local police station. According to MRT-3 management, the man was standing in line at the baggage inspection of the rail line’s Shaw Boulevard station when he was arrested due to the bomb hoax.
“The passenger was turned over to the Wack Wack Police Station, Substation 3 at about 9 p.m. of the same day,” said the management.
According to a Mandaluyong City Police report, the suspect and his coworkers were about to board the Shaw Boulevard Station of the MRT-3 last afternoon to head home after a full day’s work when he began to joke that the examination of his colleague’s suitcase was taking too long since it contained a bomb. When the MRT-3 guard heard this, he was promptly detained and sent to the precinct.
“May isang grupo ng mga kalalakihan na habang nakapila. May isang lalaki… habang chine-check ‘yong bag ng kaniyang kasama, sumigaw siya, ‘May bomba yan!’kaya inaresto siya ng mga security ng MRT,” said Capt. Edmer Nicolas, deputy commander of Mandaluyong police sub-station 5.
Based on the report of CNN, the 25-year-old guy, a resident of Quezon City, is currently held at the Mandaluyong City Police Station for violating Presidential Decree No. 1727, also known as the Anti-Bomb Joke Law. A preliminary inquiry into the occurrence has been performed by the Mandaluyong City Prosecutor’s Office.
He stated that this carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine of not more than P40,000. The man apparently agreed to his actions but claimed that he did not yell at him and that only the three of them heard what he said.
He went on to claim that he spent a long time searching in his companion’s backpack because it was full of work equipment. The MRT-3 management urged the public to avoid making bomb jokes or making fake bomb threats inside the MRT-3 grounds because it is a severe crime that could disrupt operations.
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