MRT-3 passenger arrested for bomb joke

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 24) — A passenger was apprehended by MRT-3 security staff after he uttered a bomb joke while in line at the Shaw Boulevard station’s baggage inspection area.

According to reports, the 25-year-old man was with his friends at the station around 7 p.m. on Wednesday when he jokingly said that there was a bomb while his companion was being inspected.

The individual was turned over to Wack Wack Police station after undergoing a preliminary investigation before the Mandaluyong City Prosecutor’s Office.

MRT-3 appealed to the public to refrain from making bomb jokes and false bomb threats inside all MRT-3 premises as it is considered a crime and “may cause unnecessary inconvenience to the operations.”

The suspect is detained at Eastern Police District and facing charges of violating Presidential Decree 1727 or the "Anti-Bomb Joke Law."