A bomb alert in a parking area at Laguindingan Airport in the Philippines caused authorities to prohibit the landing of a flight scheduled to arrive at 4:30 p.m. local time Thursday, reports Filipino publication the Sun Star.
Security force Canines at the airport sniffed a Toyota Avanza parked in the VIP lot at 3:30 p.m., reports the Star. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit was brought in. The results of the investigation are still unclear.
A regional representative, Juliet Uy, and the regional police director, Catalino Rodriguez were on the flight that was diverted, reports the Star.
The airport is on the northern tip of the province Misamis Oriental. Provincial Administrator Edmundo Pacamalan told the Star he was still waiting for reports, and explained, “It isn’t clear to me yet whether they returned to Manila or diverted to another airport.”