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Woden bomb not a bomb

By johnboy 20 May 2006 8

The ABC reports that the device which shut down Woden Plaza was not actually a bomb.

Forensic officers say the device did include electrical wiring and high intensity light emitting diodes but contained no explosives.

The owner of the item has been located but is unlikely to be charged.

So what on earth was it?

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James-T-Kirk 3:29 pm 22 May 06

When I was a lad, I had a VHF handheld radio (I am an amature radio operator). I took it everywhere on the busses, and because I was a student, I couldn’t afford the ‘official’ Motorola battery back. I made my own rechargeable pack using ‘AA’ cells and tape, and it worked a treat, but looked wierd (a couple of cylinders attached to a radio).

Time passes, and Old Parliment House was about to be closed as the New Parliment House was being opened…
All was well and good, until I rode my pushbike from the ANU to the New Parliment House to take some photos, and my bag was X-rayed….All I can say is that the security guys can move very fast.. And this was in 1988..

Hmmm. Won’t be doing that again..

Big Al 9:34 am 22 May 06

I saw the pic in the CT it looks like a home made light for a pushbike – any number of mountain bike magazines have articles on how to make DIY lights at this time of year.

Still – its an odd thing to be taking into the bog…

Thumper 8:42 am 22 May 06

And yet, who would be dumb enough in this climate, to carry around such an object, and even worse, leave it sitting around in a shopping mall….

F*ck me….

boomacat 10:39 pm 21 May 06

Oh my god, I’m sure after New York’s World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and the London Underground, Woden Shopping Centre is Al Qaeda’s no 1 target.

Ralph 8:11 pm 21 May 06


schmerica 11:41 am 20 May 06

I just like the chinese whispers of it all. I heard off one friend it was a pipe bomb. I then heard, not five minutes later, it was a device with a nerve agent in it. Is Canberra THAT boring that things need to be expanded that much? Nevertheless, highly amusing.

Spectra 11:05 am 20 May 06

Cylindrical, wires, high-intensity LEDs? Sounds like a home-made torch, to me. Ah, the things we get worked up over.

Binker 11:03 am 20 May 06

Home-made lamp says CT

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