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Overview of Australian Bombing Hoax Arrest: State of the News

On the Friday, Aug. 19, edition of State of the News, WFPL's Devin Katayama and Gabe Bullard gave a review and summary of an unusual story that unfolded this week.  Police in Sydney, Australia allege that Paul “Doug” Peters broke into a teenage girl’s home on August 3rd and strapped what ended up being a fake bomb around her neck along with what may have been a ransom note. He left Australia five days later and ended up at the home of his ex-wife in La Grange, where an FBI SWAT team arrested Peters this past Monday evening.  The Australian government now has 60 days to file a formal request for extradition, according to a 1974 Extradition Treaty between the U.S. and Australia.


Brad Yost is a senior producer for LPM. Email Brad at byost@lpm.org.