Suspicious box found in hotel near US embassy

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Monday, April 28, 2014

A HOTEL in front of the United States embassy in Manila was evacuated Monday after a box containing a potential bomb was found in one of its rooms, minutes before US President Barack Obama arrived in country, police said.

A radio report said Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams were dispatched to the Bayview Park Hotel in Alhambra Street in Manila to check the content of a suspicious box, which was found in the 5th floor of the hotel around 1 p.m.

The EOD destroyed the box and found a digital timer and several hoses wrapped in cloth.

As of posting time, authorities continue to investigate on the incident and if it is connected with the arrival of US President.

Obama arrived in the Philippines Monday afternoon for a two-day state visit. (Sunnex)

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