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You start cleaning out your shed and you end up with the bomb squad in

By johnboy - 10 December 2011 11

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.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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You start cleaning out your shed and you end up with the bomb squad in
NoImRight 3:54 pm 16 Dec 11

HenryBG said :

Thoroughly Smashed said :

It could have been anything.

My grandfather had a decommissioned WWII-era hand grenade made in to a paperweight, that was an interesting find in his boxes of junk after his death. Fortunately one family member already knew of its existence.

My grandfather had a huge range of unexploded WW2 shells in various calibres up to 75mm, mostly brought back from New Guinea, as well as a range of handguns and uniforms he brought back from El Alamein and various battlefields in New Guinea and Borneo. His shed was a bit of a wonderland. I don’t know where he ended up chucking it all in the end.

Some guys shed in Flynn?

rosscoact 3:36 pm 16 Dec 11

I once found a thripney (threepenny) bunger in a mate’s junk under his house. Being a good and wholesome young man I put it back.

Being an evil little bastard I snuck back in the next sunday afternoon and put it under a milo tin and lit the fuse.

I was never allowed back to his place which I thought was a bit harsh.

HenryBG 2:47 pm 16 Dec 11

Thoroughly Smashed said :

It could have been anything.

My grandfather had a decommissioned WWII-era hand grenade made in to a paperweight, that was an interesting find in his boxes of junk after his death. Fortunately one family member already knew of its existence.

My grandfather had a huge range of unexploded WW2 shells in various calibres up to 75mm, mostly brought back from New Guinea, as well as a range of handguns and uniforms he brought back from El Alamein and various battlefields in New Guinea and Borneo. His shed was a bit of a wonderland. I don’t know where he ended up chucking it all in the end.

Thoroughly Smashed 3:57 pm 11 Dec 11

It could have been anything.

My grandfather had a decommissioned WWII-era hand grenade made in to a paperweight, that was an interesting find in his boxes of junk after his death. Fortunately one family member already knew of its existence.

TheDancingDjinn 3:33 pm 11 Dec 11

How do you go about cleaning your shed and being surprised when you find explosives? – why don’t you know they are in there? how can you forget something like that? I don’t like that there are such morons having explosives licences that they 1. can take that shit home with them, 2. are able to forget its there at all.

Henry82 12:10 pm 11 Dec 11

3 hrs? In 3 minutes he could have just called the nearest family who had teen kids and asked them to remove it 😛

johnboy 9:50 am 11 Dec 11

poetix said :

Postalgeek said :

Somebody found an old packet of Pohas and panicked.

At the risk of outing a tremendous ignorance, I have no idea what Pohas is. I could only find ‘flattened rice cakes’ as a definition, and that doesn’t seem right.

Chinese new year fireworks that look a little bit like tiny sticks of dynamite.

Please go and slap you parents for giving you an overly sheltered childhood.

poetix 9:33 am 11 Dec 11

Postalgeek said :

Somebody found an old packet of Pohas and panicked.

At the risk of outing a tremendous ignorance, I have no idea what Pohas is. I could only find ‘flattened rice cakes’ as a definition, and that doesn’t seem right.

Postalgeek 8:46 am 11 Dec 11

Somebody found an old packet of Pohas and panicked.

Mumbucks 11:17 pm 10 Dec 11

Probably just getting ready for a street party.

M0les 6:31 pm 10 Dec 11

Same thing happened to my dad a few years back.

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