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Sex toy triggers bomb scare in Sweden

A Swedish bomb squad called out to disarm a suspicious packagedid not find a ticking bomb, but a vibrating sex toy.

world Updated: Jan 17, 2008 16:37 IST

AP
Hindustantimes
         

A Swedish bomb squad called out to disarm a suspicious package on Wednesday did not find a ticking bomb, but a vibrating sex toy.

A janitor alerted police after he found the package in a garage of an apartment building in Goteborg, Sweden's second biggest city, police spokesman Jan Strannegard said.

The package was humming and vibrating suspiciously, so police took no chances and sent out a team of explosives experts. After having cordoned off the area, they opened the package with bomb disposal equipment, only to find the battery-operated device inside. "The package was vibrating when the janitor found it, but I think it had sort of died out by the time it was disarmed," Strannegard said.

It was not immediately clear who had left the package in the garage.