PNP: Quiapo bombing a father's revenge for mauled child

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 29) — The police said revenge was the motive behind the Quiapo, Manila bombing that injured 14 people on April 28. 

In an April 29 press conference, National Capital Region Police Office Director Chief Supt. Oscar Albayalde said an improvised pipe bomb went off around 10:50 p.m. on April 28 along Quezon Boulevard corner Soler St. Extension.


Albayalde said several individuals mauled a teenager in the area on April 26, which triggered the teenager's father — who the police are looking for as a person of interest — to exact revenge.

He refused to give further details about the person of interest.

Albayalde also discounted the theory that the bombing was a terror attack in connection with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Pasay City.

Police are also investigating whether or not the blast was part of a gang war.

Read: Police looking into gang war behind Quiapo blast

Albayalde said the bomb used was not the handiwork of any armed group in the country.

Neither wires nor a triggering device was found at the blast site and that the pipe used was two-to-three inches in diameter and eight-to-10 inches long.

The shrapnel used for the bomb were also metal nuts.