UPDATE: 

8/4/11 – 9:21AM – It has been determined that the device strapped to her neck was not an explosive device. Police are hoping security footage from the neighborhood can assist in the investigation.

UPDATE: 

After 10 hours, as of 1pm Wednesday, the girl has been freed from the device. Police continue looking for a suspect.

Been reading about an insane incident going on right now in Australia. There’s a collar bomb attached to an 18 year old girl in Sydney, Australia. There is apparently a ransom note, but they can’t read it because it’s stuck to the BOMB ATTACHED TO HER NECK. She reportedly comes from a wealthy family and this could be an extortion attempt. It’s extremely unsettling. After 6 hours, they still haven’t removed it.

Wired did a piece about a real-life collar bomb a few months ago and we’ve seen it imitated in pop culture, like in the movie Wild Wild West, or in the video game Fallout: New Vegas. In 2 weeks, a movie called 30 Minutes or Less premieres, which happens to be about a person who gets a bomb strapped to them, and they’re forced to rob a bank. This better not be viral marketing for them.

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