Explosive device found in Agat belonged to GFD

Guam Fire Department

Guam – The suspicious package found in Agat Marina on Tuesday was a training device — used by the Guam Fire Department for instructional purposes —  that was not properly disposed of.

“We apologize for the inconvenience caused to the community and will immediately address the issue internally to ensure accountability for the handling, storage and disposal of all training aids of the Guam Fire Department,” GFD spokesman Kevin Reily said.

GFD’s procedures and protocols for dealing with a live ordnance were initiated after the department receiving a call about the package found at 8 a.m. Tuesday in Agat Marina. The area was quickly evacuated and emergency response agencies were activated.

Guam Police Department Spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao said the device was found by a GFD employee.


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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.