Man straps suspected bomb to himself in Sydney
Updated: 2011-09-06 09:31
A man believed to have strapped what appeared to be a bomb to himself looks out of a window next to the Parramatta court building near Sydney Sept 6, 2011. The man was holding a young girl, believed to be his daughter, Australian media reports said. [Photo/Agencies]
TV networks showed police had blocked a main street outside what they identified as a Family Court building in the west of the city, with a fire truck also parked outside.
Police said they could not give any details on the situation but confirmed parts of a main street in Parramatta, a suburb about 20 km from central Sydney, had been cordoned off.
The man is reportedly holding an 11-year-old girl, believed to be his daughter, Australian Associated Press said.