Anti-terrorist bomb squad experts who arrived at a local post office in the northwest of Russia to check a report of a suspicious parcel, found a vibrator instead of a bomb.
A police spokeswoman said that the incident took place at Petrozavodsk in the republic of Karelia and followed a call from a postal worker who had identified a suspect package, reports The Telegraph.
"The post building was ringed by the security forces and people were evacuated. In the package the bomb squad found a vibrator," she said.
The sex toy had apparently been turned on "by accident".
Source: ANI, March 15, 2011