Police detonate IED found near US Embassy in Philippines

Photographers take pictures of an 81mm mortar shell which was detonated after it was found inside a suspicious package near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. Manila police detonated a suspected bomb found Monday in a trash bin just a few meters (yards) from the U.S. Embassy, snarling morning traffic after authorities closed a portion of a major boulevard where the device was found. No one was reported hurt in the incident. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

, Philippines — police detonated a suspected found Monday in a trash bin just a few meters (yards) from the U.S. , snarling morning traffic after authorities closed a portion of a major boulevard where the device was found. No one was reported hurt in the incident.

Two explosions were heard as a disposal unit detonated what police described as a suspicious package believed to be an improvised explosive device.

Street sweeper Winniefreda Francisco says she called police after finding a cellphone attached to a bottle-like cylinder wrapped in black, with wires connecting the cylinder to the phone. It was not immediately clear if the device found was really a .

An 81mm mortar shell which was detonated after it was found inside a suspicious package near the U.S. Embassy is presented to reporters by Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa, center, during a press conference in Manila, Philippines on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. Manila police detonated a suspected bomb found Monday in a trash bin just a few meters (yards) from the U.S. Embassy, snarling morning traffic after authorities closed a portion of a major boulevard where the device was found. No one was reported hurt in the incident. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
An 81mm mortar shell which was detonated after it was found inside a suspicious package near the U.S. Embassy is presented to reporters by Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, center, during a press conference in Manila, Philippines on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. Manila police detonated a suspected bomb found Monday in a trash bin just a few meters (yards) from the U.S. Embassy, snarling morning traffic after authorities closed a portion of a major boulevard where the device was found. No one was reported hurt in the incident. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

police spokeswoman Marissa Bruno would not give further details, saying a statement will be issued later.

Metropolitan Development Authority official Frisco San Juan Jr. said they had to divert traffic from a portion of Roxas Boulevard fronting the . The closed lane of the road was reopened after police declared the area safe.

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