ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at Westfield Belconnen Mall investigating a small explosion in the food court area.
1:15pm Saturday 17 December 2011
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics also on scene have treated one male with burns and fragment injuries to legs and have transported to the Calvary Hospital in a stable condition.
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A second male patient has been treated for fragment injuries to face.
Four more patients are being assessed by intensive care paramedics.
1:35 Saturday 17 December 2011
ACT Fire & Rescue has deemed the area safe and have handed the scene to ACT Policing to investigate the cause of the explosion.
1:48pm Saturday 17 December 2011
UPDATE: ACT Policing has had this to say:
ACT Policing has attended a small explosion in the food court of Westfield Belconnen this afternoon (Saturday, December 17).
Around 1.05pm a 30-year-old man was carrying a bag containing cap gun ammunition through the centre. As the man carried the bag the caps were detonated causing a small explosion in the food court.
The man was conveyed to Calvary Hospital by ACT Ambulance Service.
Part of the upper level food court remains cordoned off however, trading in the rest of the centre is operating as normal.
AFP Forensics and SRS Bomb Response Team have attended and analysed the scene. Investigations are ongoing.
Saturday, December 17 2011, 04:06 AM
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