‘Bomb’ at Adelaide airport turns out to be a rabbit


The Australian Federal Police Bomb Response Team was called into Adelaide Airport after an unattended luggage in a restroom set off a security scare.


The Australian Federal Police Bomb Response Team received a furry surprise when a bag abandoned at Adelaide Airport on Wednesday night turned out to have a rabbit inside.


On Wednesday, bomb squad officers charged the women’s restroom with all the necessary precautions in case the bag contained an explosive device.


Instead they found a young, male, dwarf rabbit who was wearing a red harness but was left with no identification.


According to reports, the police put him in a box and got some carrots from Subway.


The rabbit was put in the hands of rescue officers at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Australia (RSPCA).


A spokeswoman for the RSPCA told SBS News a number of people have come forward claiming to be the owners.


This isn’t the first time that the Australian Federal Police has had to deal with a “bomb threat” due to a misunderstanding.


In April, police were called to Brisbane International Airport when “Bomb to Brisbane” was written on a bag.


The piece of luggage belonged to a grandmother who meant to write Bombay, not bomb.