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Ask RiotACT: Flash bangs heard around Swinger Hill/Garran

By jett18 - 30 August 2016 12

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Hi Trusty Riotact Brains-trust.

Just wondering if anyone heard what sounded like either gunshots or light explosions around the Woden / Weston Creek area early yesterday morning?

Any clues what the noise was? There’s been nothing in the media about it so far but I heard a whole heap of people querying it on 666 yesterday.

What’s Your opinion?


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Ask RiotACT: Flash bangs heard around Swinger Hill/Garran
dungfungus 8:19 am 12 Sep 16

DcCbr said :

Just wondering if anyone has heard anything since. Saturday night I saw a small flash followed by what was like an explosion. This is in the Swinger Hill direction. I was not sure, but it has bothered me all day. Thought I would see something on news today, but nothing.

Could have been a power line short.

These are more prevalent in the wet weather and we have been getting a lot of that lately.

DcCbr 10:53 pm 11 Sep 16

Just wondering if anyone has heard anything since. Saturday night I saw a small flash followed by what was like an explosion. This is in the Swinger Hill direction. I was not sure, but it has bothered me all day. Thought I would see something on news today, but nothing.

Mordd / Chris Richar 9:49 pm 05 Sep 16

jmcassar said :

If anyone is still following this post, I also heard these noises and was very curious as to what they were. I live around the Woden Cemetery area so decided to go for a walk the next day. I found the remnants of fireworks packing from where the noises sounded like coming from. I didn’t take any pictures, but I would say with certainty that’s where the sounds came from.

Mystery solved then i guess. Cheers!

jmcassar 1:52 pm 05 Sep 16

If anyone is still following this post, I also heard these noises and was very curious as to what they were. I live around the Woden Cemetery area so decided to go for a walk the next day. I found the remnants of fireworks packing from where the noises sounded like coming from. I didn’t take any pictures, but I would say with certainty that’s where the sounds came from.

Mordd 9:04 pm 31 Aug 16

Called Phillip Medical again twice today, both times staff stated that they were “unaware of the broken glass panel” and would not say anymore. Interpret that how you will. Have run into a dead end on this for the moment.

greenbamboo 10:01 am 31 Aug 16

Im in Woden and I heard something around maybe 5ish. They were quite loud. Im guessing its fireworks or something since nothings showed up in the news. Really hope thats the case

katec 10:54 pm 30 Aug 16

I actually called the police about them! They went off at 4:45am (heard from Mawson) and didn’t sound like fireworks I had heard before. Irregular loud bangs, 10-15 or so. The person I spoke to said they had received a ton of calls (woo insomniacs) but they were reasonably sure they were fireworks. They hadn’t located them when I called and just advised me to call back if there were any disturbances closer to my home.

Mordd 10:38 pm 30 Aug 16

Ok I have done some looking into this, I am not sure what I have found yet, so I will let you decide dear reader.

I got to the medical centre, and there were still people waiting inside, but the doors were closed for new people. There is mostly glass frontage for the building, so after a quick look around the edges and sides, I took a closer look at the massive board covering the window panel to the right of the entrance doors themselves. Whatever happened to the glass panel that was there before, it has been removed and boarded up.

See photo here: http://goo.gl/ya0eHk (link to my facebook album with the pic).

So not being able to go inside and ask, I called the reception from outside. The receptionist answered, and I asked it they were able to tell me why the window was boarded up, she said “I am not aware of that”. So I asked, can she confirm or deny that there were shots of some kind fired at the centre yesterday, she said “I was only on today, I am not aware of that”.

I will call again in the morning and ask again. I also asked a night-time security guard I know who works in the area (won’t say exactly where) and he hadn’t heard anything but promised to let me know if he did.

So I can’t prove your allegation regarding bullet holes theword, but I can’t disprove it either. So I will have to follow up and leave it to you all to decide for yourself in the meantime. For what it’s worth, 2 of my neighbours who were up at this time didn’t hear anything and haven’t heard any rumours about anything like that in the last 48 hours.

Mordd 9:17 pm 30 Aug 16

theword said :

One of my friends went to the Phillip Medical Centre earlier today and apparently there were holes (that looked like bullet holes) near the door. I wonder if this is related?

Ok, will take a walk now and have a look with camera. Let you know what I find. Surprised there could be bullets fired without a police notice about but dang it I can’t not go have a look now you’ve said that since I am only a 6 minute walk away lol.

dungfungus 8:33 pm 30 Aug 16

I hope John’s cat wasn’t involved.

theword 8:26 pm 30 Aug 16

One of my friends went to the Phillip Medical Centre earlier today and apparently there were holes (that looked like bullet holes) near the door. I wonder if this is related?

Mordd - IndyMedia 4:31 pm 30 Aug 16

Can you define “early yesterday morning” a bit more? 4’ish/6’ish/8’ish/10’ish?

Didn’t hear anything myself but I am a night person, was most likely asleep whenever it was. Will ask my neighbours who I know are always up early, see if they know anything.

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