ACT Policing were called to a residence in Flynn today (Saturday, December 10) around noon after reports of a small amount of explosives were found while cleaning out a shed.
The Bomb Response Team attended to the material, while general duties Police blocked off the street and evacuated nearby residents.
The material was contained and removed from the area in a secure bin and destroyed.
Residents received only minor disruptions and were allowed back to their houses within three hours.
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ACT Policing urges the public to call police in the first instance if they find any material that may look dangerous or suspicious.