[First filed: Jul 27, 2010 @ 11:31]
Nothing online yet but reliable sources are informing me that an “unstable resident” of the Ainslie Village was silly enough to build a big bomb and tell people about it.
A police raid overnight saw residents evacuated to hotels and at 6am a controlled detonation of the device rattled some windows.
More on this as it comes to hand.
UPDATE: The Canberra Times has a snippet.
FURTHER UPDATE: The AFP are now informing the public:
ACT Policing has arrested a 31-year-old male following an incident at Ainslie Village yesterday (July 26).
About 11.30am, police attended the complex in Quick Street following a report of suspicious material contained within a vacant room. A number of dangerous items had been located, including chemicals, explosives and detonation cords.
A number of residents were provided temporary accommodation at Havelock House as police conducted their investigations.
Members from Specialist Response and Security and General Duties secured the area and established a cordon. The Bomb Response Team were called in and located three devices which were detonated under controlled circumstances overnight.
AFP Forensics is currently processing the scene and the area has been rendered safe by the Bomb Technicians.