ACT Policing’s SRS Bomb Response Team tonight (Wednesday, July 27) rendered safe some potentially explosive material during a controlled detonation in Phillip.
The material, which has incendiary properties, had been found in a storage room in The Canberra Hospital this afternoon. It was assessed by members of the SRS-BRT and in consultation with ACT Health, a decision was made to render safe this evening.
A safe passage from the location to the chosen disposal location nearby was established. Around 8.35pm, SRS-BRT members carried the material in a blast mitigation vessel to a 600mm deep hole dug into the nearby playing field at Phillip, where the material was then safely detonated by remote control.