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Bomb scare in Australia`s Hobart city

Last Updated: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 15:54

Sydney: A suspicious package thought to be a bomb closed a major street in Australia`s Hobart city but was nothing more than a child`s toy, police said on Friday.

Police closed the busy Liverpool Street in central Hobart after the discovery of a yellow package, which had wires, a speaker and a battery, the Age reported.

Businesses and residences were evacuated and the bomb squad was called in.

Police launched an investigation to find the culprit, but later said the device was just a toy.

"The item was not placed with any intent to cause a nuisance or harm to the public in any way. It was the discarded internal speaker mechanism from a child`s audible toy," a statement said.


First Published: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 15:54

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