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POLICE IN Australia declared a state of emergency when an inebriated man threatened to blow up half a city with his television remote control last May.

Geoffrey Martin Fryatt had a standoff with police as he threatened to detonate chemicals with his television remote and was arrested after police opened fire with rubber bullets. His lawyer told the court last week that his client lost control after losing life savings in a fraud by his finance broker and the judge sentenced him to one year’s probation.