Grouping Mars detonate supposed bomb near Cigs, In Manaus

Suspected explosive device was in a backpack; Traffic was diverted. Part of St. George Avenue, in Manaus West Zone, it was isolated.
11/07/2016 15h41 - Updated 11/07/2016 18h00
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Men Grouping Artifact Management and Explosives (Mars) They detonated at 11:45 am (local time) an alleged explosive device found on the morning of Monday (11) near the War Training Center in Selva (Cigs). The debris will be sent to expertise.

The Military Police (PM) isolated part of St. George Avenue, in the West Zone. The isolation of the area occurred after a backpack be left near the Cigs and the circumscription of Military Justice (CJM). The track was released minutes after blasting.

The police will investigate the case. “The remains were collected and are being sent for analysis. After this will be confirmed if it was an explosive device, or not”, He said 2nd Lieutenant grouping Mars, Paulo Victor.

The backpack was found at 7:30 am. The area was cordoned off around 8 am. "How is a place of very flow of people and in front of the facilities of the Armed Forces, We isolate the area to protect our security and the people who pass through the place ", said cable Michele Souza of 21th Company Interactive Community (IDPF).

The avenue was closed between the junction of Senator Cunha Melo Street and the Square Cigs. Vehicles traveling over the road had to divert to Senator Cunha street and the side of the Square Cigs. Agents of the Municipal Institute of Engineering and Supervision of Manaus Traffic (Manaustrans) They were driven to guide drivers.

According to information from the communications department Cigs, the activities were not suspended within the center. “In fact [a backpack] not in front of Cigs, It is in front of the circumscription of Military Justice (CJM) e, as normal procedure, the Military Police blocked the area. Within Cigs activities follow normal”, said Captain Luis Gustavo.

Source: G1

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