An Australian suspected of being the man who broke into a Sydney home and attached a phony collar bomb to a teenage girl has been arrested in Kentucky. Paul "Doug" Peters, 50, was arrested in a Louisville suburb by a team of FBI agents and Australian police, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The FBI says Peters had been staying at his ex-wife's home since leaving Australia a few days after the bomb hoax.
It took a team of experts 10 hours to remove the device, described as a very elaborate fake, from the neck of 18-year-old Madeleine Pulver, the daughter of one of Sydney's richest men. Investigators say Peters, a businessman who spends a lot of time in the US, has links to the Pulver family. The note attached to the phony bomb made no financial demands, but police are still investigating extortion as a motive. (Read more Madeleine Pulver stories.)