Riot Cops Take Out Bomber Suspect

December 19, 2013 -- A two hour long siege has come to an end after police rushed to arrest a man parked outside the NSW Parliament House reportedly making bomb threats. The Parliament had been in lockdown as police negotiated with the man on Macquarie Street in Sydney's central business district. He had driven a white car containing what police believe to be containers of flammable liquid up onto a footpath and demanded that Premier Barry O'Farrell leave the building. He had made threats to use a lighter to set fire to himself. The standoff had lasted around two hours when police stormed the car, smashing its windows and injecting a gas canister before pulling the man out. The man, who police say was known to them, was wrestled to the ground before being quickly moved away from the car. Police were seen removing a fuel can containing a liquid from the passenger side of the car shortly after they smashed the windows. NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch told reporters after the standoff that the driver is a 58-year-old man from Wollongong.

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