SWAT captures Australian fake bomb suspect in Ky - KMOV.com

SWAT captures Australian fake bomb suspect in Ky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- An FBI SWAT team descended on a Louisville suburb to arrest a man authorities say broke into a family's home in Australia and chained a fake bomb to a teenage woman's neck as part of an extortion ploy.

Luke Moore of the New South Wales Police says 50-year-old Paul "Doug" Peters faces charges in Australia that include kidnapping and breaking and entering. Authorities say his initial court appearance is set for Tuesday in Louisville and the extradition process will take about two months.

His capture comes nearly two weeks after 18-year-old Madeleine Pulver was attacked in the wealthy Sydney suburb of Mosman. She was alone when a masked man broke in, chained a device that looked like a bomb to her and left a note with demands before leaving.

Powered by Frankly