Almost 200 Metropolitan Square residents in Damansara Perdana were forced to evacuate today (Sunday, 17th April) due to a bomb threat.
According to MMO, the police raided an apartment unit and found 5 homemade bombs. The bomb were located in an “inner area” of the 17th floor unit of the 23-storey block, according to Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zani Che Din.
“We found the IEDs were also equipped with remote detonators. The IEDs were made using material like PVC pipes and wires,” Mohd Zani Che Din told reporters at the scene.
The unit was rented and 2 Malaysians, who are suspected to be the bomb makers, were staying there. However, the suspects escaped before the raid. “We are still tracking down the suspects and police are still investigating the case,” Mohd Zani Che Din said.
Metropolitan Square residents reeled from shock upon learning about the bombs in their apartment block. The Star Online quoted an owner named Martin as saying, “Everybody was knocking on everybody’s door to let them know of the evacuation. This place is quite quiet and this is the first time something like this has ever happened.”
The bombs were taken to a nearby quarry and detonated. Fire and Rescue Department personnel left the scene at 11:40am while the police continued to conduct their investigations.
Bombs were taken to a nearby quarry and detonated. Two Malaysian suspects been detained pic.twitter.com/2mmZSneyCF
— Sumisha Naidu (@SumishaCNA) April 17, 2016