Australia fake bomb suspect arrested in Ky.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KABC) -- A 50-year-old Australian businessman was arrested Monday in Kentucky on charges of breaking into a Sydney family's home and chaining a fake bomb to a teenage woman's neck, the FBI said.
The FBI and Australian police took the man into custody at his ex-wife's home in Louisville. Paul "Doug" Peters faces charges in Australia that include kidnapping and breaking and entering.
The arrest comes nearly two weeks after a masked man broke into a luxury home in Sydney, chained a device to an 18-year-old woman's neck and left a note in what police say was an extortion attempt.
The teen spent 10 hours chained to the fake bomb before she was freed. Investigators called it an extortion attempt.
Peters is an Australian citizen but has lived in the U.S., including Kentucky. His initial court appearance was set for Tuesday in Louisville and the extradition process will take about two months.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
suspicious object, arrest, world news, elex michaelson
- Whittier standoff with hostage ends peacefully 44 min ago
- S. Korean ferry's slow evacuation probed 37 min ago
- E-cigarette ban in public to go into effect 52 min ago
- Bryan Singer's accuser talks alleged abuse
- Griffith Park mountain lion exposed to poison
- Sriracha owner considers moving plant to TX?
- Tenants receive relocation money from landlord
- Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage changing
- Mount Everest avalanche kills at least 12 23 min ago
- Chelsea Clinton pregnant with 1st child
- abcnews: Victim's mom halts killer's execution
- Kittens accidentally shipped from LA to SD
- Key dates announced for 87th Oscars in 2015
- OTRC: 'Scandal' recap - 5 highlights (Spoilers)
- 'The Other Woman' gets last laugh in theaters
20 min ago