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.
ACT Policing urges the public to call police in the first instance if they find any material that may look dangerous or suspicious.