LRT-1 commuter arrested over bomb joke

LRT-1 commuter arrested over bomb joke

A commuter waiting in line for inspection in a Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT-1) station was detained over a bomb prank on Tuesday.

Akbar Ismael was seized by security at the entrance of Gil Puyat station after claiming that the person in front of him has a bomb concealed inside his bag.

The two individuals were sent the nearest police community precinct notwithstanding that no such explosive was ever found in their possession.

The commuter is facing charges for violating PD 1727 which prohibits ill-conceived pranks that include bomb jokes.

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