Blunderbuss, crossbow and pipe bomb seized in Conder

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ACT Policing has seized two illicit firearms and an improvised explosive device following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Conder on Saturday (July 5).

Members from Tuggeranong and Woden Criminal Investigations executed the search warrant seizing a sawn off double barrel shotgun, a sawn off .22 rifle along with ammunition, a crossbow and an improvised explosive device (pipe bomb).

The street was closed off while the AFP Bomb Team cleared the house of the improvised device, with a number of residents evacuated as a precaution.

A 26-year-old man will be summonsed to attend the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date charged with offences relating to the seized items.

Police urge anyone with information on illicit firearms to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

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