Theodore pipe bomb

johnboy 9 May 2013

A suspicious package has been rendered safe this evening (Wednesday, May 8) after a resident located it near his mail box.

ACT Policing received the report of a suspicious package, believed to be a ‘pipe-bomb’, in Tewksbury Circuit, Theodore, about 5.20pm.

Members from Tuggeranong patrol attended and cordoned the area, requesting the assistance of the Specialist Response Group (SRG) Bomb Response Team.

As a precaution residents from nearby homes were notified, with three homes asked by police to evacuate, while the SRG Bomb Response Team removed the package.

The package was conveyed to a controlled location where it was rendered safe. It will be the subject of examination and analysis by AFP Forensics.

The residents who were evacuated were allowed to return home about 9pm.

Acting Superintendent Darren Rath would like to thank residents for their co-operation and understanding.

“The actions of the home owners are to be commended for contacting police and identifying the package as potentially dangerous,” Acting Superintendent Rath said.

Investigations are ongoing.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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