(Updated 8:24 a.m.) - At least four people, one of them a police major, were reported hurt in an explosion at the headquarters of the Rizal Provincial Police Office at Hilltop, Barangay Dolores, Taytay, Rizal early Monday morning.
Calabarzon police head Chief Superintendent Benito Estipona cited initial reports the incident occurred at 6 a.m., radio dzBB's Manny Vargas reported.
The report cited initial information from the Calabarzon police office indicating the incident occurred inside the Explosives and Ordnance Division office.
It said the injured police officer was initially identified as Chief Inspector Apostol of the police Scene of the Crime Operations (SOCO) unit.
Aside from Apostol, also injured were at least three firefighters from Barangay Dolores.
Witnesses were quoted in the report as saying they saw smoke coming from the EOD office shortly before the explosion, and called in firefighters.
The report quoted police as saying the EOD office contained explosives seized by police in past cases. —KG, GMA News