Police successfully defused a vest-like explosive device on Thursday that an unknown number of people were allegedly taped to the chest of a security guard at a jewelry store in The main port city in Ecuador.
The guard was not injured. Francisco Tabache, the governor of Guayas state, which includes the city of Guayaquil, said authorities would question him to try to locate any suspects.
Authorities did not provide additional details, including a possible motive.
Local media showed that traffic in the area was disrupted as the guard, dressed in a white shirt and dark pants, walked nervously with what appeared to be sticks of dynamite on his chest.
Police tweeted a video showing an officer in a precinct Bomb disposal suit The guard no longer carried the device, which exploded nearby without incident.
The event was followed minute by minute across social media and local media.