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Perth man charged with bomb-making, faking coronavirus

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A Perth man arrested for alleged domestic violence offences falsely told police that he had a confirmed case of COVID-19.

A Perth man arrested for alleged domestic violence offences falsely told police that he had a confirmed case of COVID-19.

When he was arrested on "serious family violence matters" on March 11, he told detectives that he had coronavirus, WA Police said.

The 33-year-old admitted the next afternoon that he lied about having the disease, and test results the following day confirmed he was negative.

Three Perth police officers have been stood down. (AAP/stock)

He has now been charged with creating false belief.

In subsequent investigations by Joondalup detectives, the man was allegedly linked to a bomb left on the side of the road in the suburb of Redcliffe earlier this morning.

A homemade bomb was detonated on the suburban street in the early hours of March 4.

The street was locked down as police went door-to-door to check on shaken residents.

A second explosive device that was found on the roadside had to be secured by police bomb technicians.

The man has been charged with making or possessing explosives under suspicious circumstances.

He is currently in custody.

He has been summonsed to appeared before Perth Magistrates Court on April 23.

National Domestic Violence Service: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732). If you are in immediate danger call triple zero (000).

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/perth-man-charged-with-bombmaking-faking-coronavirus/08230c08-a2d9-4e31-83e5-680392311ed6

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