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Explosion at Parkade in Port-of-Spain, 2nd Device Found

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No entry to pedestrians as fire and police officers block off parts of Richmond and Queen Janelle Penny Commissiong Streets

 

PORT-OF-SPAIN – AN explosive device has been detonated in the parkade at the corner of Queen Janelle Penny Commissiong and Richmond Streets in Port-of-Spain. It went off just after 11 a.m. So far there have been no reports of any injuries.

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Police have cordoned off the streets around the area and prohibited both pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Reports said a second device has been found and bomb squad officers were on the scene.

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The Ministry of Education on St Vincent Street as well as the Government Campus that houses a number of ministries including the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Works and Transport have been evacuated.

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Traffic has backed up in Port-of-Spain and drivers with cars in the parkade are not allowed to get their vehicles until it is deemed safe by the bomb squad.

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