Australian police arrest man over suspicious packages sent to embassies and consulates

(CNN)Australian police have arrested a man suspected of sending more than two dozen suspicious packages to embassies and consulates throughout the country, authorities said Thursday in Australia.

The 48-year-old man from Shepparton in Victoria was arrested at his home Wednesday night, the Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police said in a joint statement. He was charged with sending dangerous articles to be carried by a postal service and is scheduled to appear before Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
Police did not release the suspect’s name. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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