04 Aug '11, 2am

Manhunt for Sydney 'neck bomb' attacker

SYDNEY - A manhunt was under way Thursday for an attacker who attached what turned out to be a fake bomb to a terrified Sydney teenager in a drama described as "like something out of a Hollywood movie script". Madeleine Pulver, 18, a member of one of Sydney's wealthiest families, endured a horrifying 10-hour ordeal after a masked man strapped a device around her neck at her home in the exclusive suburb of Mosman. A note was left the scene in what was thought to be an extortion attempt. "Certainly the instructions were precise, they were such that led us to believe that we were dealing with a very serious and legitimate threat," Mark Murdoch, assistant commissioner of New South Wales state police, said. Nearby properties were evacuated and roads were closed off in an operation involving the bomb squad, rescue squad, fire crews and paramedics. The device, attached to Pulver ...

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