An 18-year-old Australian girl was released by Sydney police after being strapped for ten hours to a suspicious device believed to be a bomb. On Wednesday, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation said that a man wearing a balaclava broke into the teen’s wealthy home in the Sydney suburb of Mosman and attached the device to her person. She phoned police at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which point nearby homes were evacuated and explosives specialists worked to separate her from the device. Police continue to look for the balaclava-clad suspect, and remain unsure as to whether or not the now dismantled device was a bomb. The Daily Telegraph reported that the victim belongs to one of Australia’s wealthiest families.
Australian teen released after strapped to possible bomb
Police search for balaclava-clad suspect
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