Two bombs found in Hume

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POLICE set up a 100-metre exclusion zone in Hume today while the bomb squad dealt with two suspected pipe-bombs.

Reports of the suspicious packages in Alderson Place, Hume, reached police at about 10.15 this morning.

General duties police officers set up the 100-metre exclusion zone and requested assistance from the Special Response Group Bomb Response Team.

Employees of several businesses located inside the cordoned-off area were asked to stay inside, while the Bomb Response Team removed the packages.

The packages were taken to a controlled location and rendered safe. They will be the subject of examination and forensic analysis. Investigations are ongoing.

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