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    Police in Sydney try to remove "Collar Bomb" in teenager ransom drama

    'Bomb Strapped To Oz Teenager's Neck'
    Wednesday, 3rd August 2011 12:37

    Australian police are battling to defuse a suspected bomb believed to be strapped to a teenage girl at her multimillion-dollar mansion in Sydney.

    A senior police source told The Sydney Daily Telegraph that authorities believed she was the victim of an extortion attempt to get money out of her businessman father.

    He also described the device to the newspaper as an unusual "collar bomb" which has never been seen before in Australia.

    The Sydney Morning Herald reported that a balaclava-clad man had entered the house in the afternoon and attached the device with a ransom note around the girl's neck.

    Police would not confirm the reports, but said the incident was "not being treated as self-harm".

    Bomb squad officers swarmed the property in the plush harbourside suburb of Mosman after an 18-year-old girl called police following the discovery of a suspicious device.

    Police have reportedly been at the scene for seven hours and say the girl remains calm and is cooperating with them as they work to determine what the item is.

    At a news conference, New South Wales assistant police commissioner Mark Murdoch described the situation as a "very serious and sensitive matter".

    "We are still treating the suspicious package as live," he said. "I can't confirm whether it is strapped to the woman involved but she is still in the vicinity of the device."

    When asked whether the girl could move away from the bomb, Mr Murdoch said: "No, she can't get away from it."

    He said he could not elaborate except to say a "delicate operation" was in progress.

    The girl is understood to be part of one of Sydney's wealthiest families and is in her final year of high school.

    Surrounding homes have been evacuated and several nearby streets have been closed to traffic.

    Ambulance and fire crews are also on standby in the area.

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    Maybe her father putting a bounty on the twitters head wasnt a good idea after all.

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    it's on the news now.

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    Poor girl, bladdy traumatic even if a fake.

    But they have about 50 coppers all milling around the area. fukking huge.

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    Asian family?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    Asian family?
    I doubt that makes any difference. I think the key word here is "wealthy".

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    Sure - but it fits the MO

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    Police said defusing the device demanded "a high level of skill and must be meticulous".
    And bollocks of steel. Good luck to the guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    Sure - but it fits the MO
    It does? And you've seen this MO where outside the movies?


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    I mean the home invasion. It's common in the U.S. with rich Asians starting with Vietnamese - and no not the neck thingy - the invasion and drama that follows for money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    I mean the home invasion. It's common in the U.S. with rich Asians starting with Vietnamese - and no not the neck thingy - the invasion and drama that follows for money
    You're sure they aren't Mexican or Colombian then? I'd say it's right up their alley.

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    exactly, what a bullshit wank comment.

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    Link here, with a video report as well:

    SMH

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    I mean the home invasion. It's common in the U.S. with rich Asians starting with Vietnamese - and no not the neck thingy - the invasion and drama that follows for money
    You're sure they aren't Mexican or Colombian then? I'd say it's right up their alley.
    Home invasions were invented and perfected by Asian immigrants - partuclarly Vietnamese gangs - in the USA. The victims were almost always other Asian families who were unlikely (by nature) to go to the police, but would settle through quiet negotiation. (yes I know the police were called in this case). So do we know whether it is a "white" girl or Asian?
    My mind is not for rent to any God or Government, There's no hope for your discontent - the changes are permanent!

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    you're a bigoted wanker Sawyer

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    Having lived in Sydney for a number of years the first thing I thought of was that it's probably Chinese or Viets.

    That and it reminded my of that Seth Gonzales flipper who killed his parents and sister to inherit the family fortune at 18 but instead is doing life in Gouldburn.

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    ^^
    What's bigoted about it fucknuts? It's a simple truth. Actually it's quite funny someone calling me a bigot..

    EDIT - ah, let me guess, I'm a bigot because you don't like my anti-Israeli occupation posts is that it - Stanley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    I mean the home invasion. It's common in the U.S. with rich Asians starting with Vietnamese - and no not the neck thingy - the invasion and drama that follows for money
    You're sure they aren't Mexican or Colombian then? I'd say it's right up their alley.
    Home invasions were invented and perfected by Asian immigrants - partuclarly Vietnamese gangs - in the USA. The victims were almost always other Asian families who were unlikely (by nature) to go to the police, but would settle through quiet negotiation. (yes I know the police were called in this case). So do we know whether it is a "white" girl or Asian?
    Or a Mexican. Or a Colombian. No we don't and frankly it's totally irrelevant to the story, so for fuck's sake give it a rest.

    It's abundantly clear that you're making it up as you're going along.

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    A young woman at the centre of a major bomb scare in Sydney is holding up well and being reassured by trained officers, police say.
    The 18-year-old woman remains close to a bomb at a home in Mosman, on the lower north shore, with police negotiators and bomb disposal experts working frantically to defuse the situation.
    The bomb is believed to be attached to the teenager in what is thought to be a ransom situation, although police have refused to confirm this.
    The investigation is being led by the State Crime Command's robbery and serious crime squad, which deals with extortion amongst other crime.
    Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch said police had operational reasons for playing their cards close to their chests, describing the incident as "very sensitive".
    "We hope to have it resolved as quickly as possible for the young lady and certainly for the sake of her family," he told reporters in Mosman.
    "But we will take as much time as it takes to make sure this young girl is protected and kept safe."
    The incident began at 2.30pm (AEST) on Wednesday after police were called to the home on wealthy Burrawong Avenue.
    The teenager, believed to be a Year 12 student at a north shore private school, was discovered alone near the device, towards the front of the house.
    Mr Murdoch said police still did not know what they were dealing with.
    "All I can say about the device is we are working very hard to find out what it is and equally importantly what it isn't," he said.
    Police are working through a number of lines of inquiry, including some material that was discovered in the house, he said.
    The young woman was "going pretty well," he said.
    "We've got our specialist police with her, constantly reassuring her, talking to her," he said.
    Her parents were being cared for by police and being kept "fully up-to-date", but the only people the young woman had contact with were police negotiators, he added.
    Earlier in the evening, a bomb disposal expert in full headgear was seen outside the home.
    Neighbours on the street include horse trainer Gai Waterhouse.
    The street has been closed off and nearby homes have been evacuated.
    The rescue squad are also at the house, and fire crews, paramedics and State Emergency Services (SES) are on standby.
    Police have renewed their appeal for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around 2.30pm (AEST) to come forward.

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    More video from ITN via the Aussie Indie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer
    What's bigoted about it fucknuts? It's a simple truth. Actually it's quite funny someone calling me a bigot..

    Indeed, you are

    glad you find it funny

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer
    EDIT - ah, let me guess, I'm a bigot because you don't like my anti-Israeli occupation posts is that it - Stanley?
    Yep, this thread is alll about Israel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer
    What's bigoted about it fucknuts? It's a simple truth. Actually it's quite funny someone calling me a bigot..

    Indeed, you are

    glad you find it funny

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer
    EDIT - ah, let me guess, I'm a bigot because you don't like my anti-Israeli occupation posts is that it - Stanley?
    Yep, this thread is alll about Israel.
    Isn't it about Asian home invasions then?

    :facepalm:

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    I dunno ask Stanley

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    Maybe we should focus on the story, which is that a teenager appears to have a bomb strapped around her neck and some very brave blokes may be trying to stop her being killed at great risk to themselves.

    Rather than your overenthusiastic desire to pin it on a slant eye.

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