In what could have been a harrowing scene produced to make you squirm uncomfortably in your seat watching the gruesome horror movie Saw, or even an episode from the hit crime show CSI, happened in real life yesterday to wealthy Australian teenager Â Madeleine Pulver when she was attacked in her home by a man wearing a balaclava.
Madeleine Pulver, 18, was alone in her home when the intruder broke into her house and strapped a bomb device to her that is believed to have included a ransome note for her mega-rich parents.
The explosive device was eventually freed from the terrified teens body after ten long agonizing hours by a brave team of bomb squad experts who at the time had absolutely no idea just how or what dangers they were dealing with.
Despite Police assistant commissioner Mark Murdoch admitting that in the fraught minutes following the teenagers release from the device that bomb sqad officers still had no idea just how dangerous the contraption was, but he strongly indicated that it was by no means some sick hoax:
“It was examined right away for explosives and the delicate action we have taken in regard to it shows how serious the situation was.
“It is a very elavorate device and remains so.
“Our bomb technicians are some of the best in the world and it has taken them more than 10 hours to remove it.”
Eventually the unbearable tension was lifted last night when the assistant police commissioner announced:
“We have secured the release of the young lady and she is safe and sound.
“She has been reunited with her parents.
“The family has endured something no one needs to endure and, as a parent, something I could never contemplate”, added Mr Murdoch.
The intruder broke into the Pulver’s mansion situated in the exclusive Â suburb of Mosman, Sydney, which is home to many of Australia’s super-rich.
Madeleine’s father William is considered to be one of the richest men in the country, her mother Belinda Pulver, owns her own successful landscaping company.
The wealthy Pulver family had only recently moved back to Australia from New York.