Busy week for bomb squad

Busy week for bomb squad

ACT Policing’s SRS Bomb Response Team has been busy this week, detonating explosives in Phillip and Campbell.

This morning police conducted a controlled detonation of an unexploded military ordnance in Campbell. It had been found in bushland to the north of Northcott Drive.

The incident followed a controlled detonation at The Canberra Hospital on Wednesday night.

The material, which has incendiary properties, had been found in a storage room in the hospital.

A safe passage from the location to the chosen disposal location nearby was established and traffic on surrounding roads redirected while the operation was underway. Around 8.35pm, Bomb Response Team members carried the material in a blast mitigation vessel to a 600mm hole dug into the nearby playing field at Phillip, where the material was then safely detonated by remote control.

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