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Video: Australian Senator smuggles fake bomb into Parliament building


Senator Bill Heffernan presents a fake pipe bomb he has smuggled into Australian Parliament House to demonstrate the potential risks of reduced security arrangements. Australian Parliament was given a security wake-up call on May 26 when a senator smuggled a fake pipe bomb and sticks of dynamite into the building. Bill Heffernan, of the ruling Liberal party, was speaking to police at a hearing when he produced the device. He also outlined how the ingredients of a homemade bomb could be brought, separately, through security. Federal police chief Tony Negus was forced to admit, “that is a risk, yes”. Credit: Australian Senate

 

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