Sex toy causes bomb scare in Russia

Last Updated: Tue, Mar 15, 2011 01:30 hrs

Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A suspicious parcel caused a bomb scare at a post office in Russia, but the package was later found to contain only a sex toy.

Police were called Monday to the post office in Petrozavodsk, capital of Karelia region in Russia's northwest, who arrived to check a suspicious parcel. But they found a sex toy inside.

The post office staff panicked on hearing a sound resembling a ticking clock and called the police.

The post office was evacuated and cordoned off by police. Bomb experts opened the parcel and found a sex toy inside.

'It (the sex toy) turned on accidentally and started vibrating,' a police spokesman said, adding that the toy will be sent to its addressee.

--IANS/RIA Novosti


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