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Westfield Woden bomb scare

By Cameron 17 May 2006 27

Seems to be a bit of drama over at Westfield Woden… a suspicious parcel was found early this morning and the plaza has been closed ever since. Apparently it will be hours before it opens again.

I wonder if they’re just being super-safe or there are actual grounds for them to suspect that this may be something other than a misplaced package?

Anyone have any info on what is happening?

UPDATED: Scottie_517 in the comments says that a good source places blame with a pipe bomb.

UPDATE 2 The Canberra Times ran this on their front page this morning, complete with picture of bored shop staff sitting outside (not very far outside, I might add). Simon Corbell says the risk was really real but he can’t give any details. The CT did find out some more by talking to bystanders:

The Canberra Times was told by a retailer who had overheard discussion about the device that it was white, cylindrical and had wires hanging from it.

The toilets where it was found are near the centre of the top level of the shopping complex, close to a Tattersalls outlet.

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Slinky the Shocker 2:29 pm 18 May 06

Yeah, our Murray loves the mosquito fish we get out of our pond after the previous owners put the feral bastards in…

Thumper 12:48 pm 18 May 06

hehe. I’m just going to keep feeding Murray until he gets fatter and bigger. He’s only about 5-6 inches long at the moment. Then I’ll transfer him to the outdoor pond so he can grow into a monster….

Alternatively, I’ll release him in one of my old man’s farm dams so he can grow huge!

shauno 11:22 am 18 May 06

Ha Im thinking of getting a Murry Cod as well and put it in 6ft fish tank. Ive actually got one on my wall a 60 pound jobby i cought ages ago and had it mounted on a nice bit of drift wood.

schmerica 11:09 am 18 May 06

Even though the retailers in Woden Plaza lost buisness, im sure Woden Southern Cross Club made a killing…

johnboy 1:23 pm 17 May 06

i think you guys are passing like ships in the night, but we’ll have RA style comments in the index bar in a jiffy.

bonfire 1:20 pm 17 May 06

i think im the only one commenting on cc – apart from some guy called john griffiths who chides me.

Slinky the Shocker 1:15 pm 17 May 06

I might have to subscribe, as I am moving to Banana-land in a couple of weeks and won’t be able to type bullshit here…

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