ALL PRECAUTIONS TAKEN: A bomb squad officer (file photo).
ALL PRECAUTIONS TAKEN: A bomb squad officer (file photo). Claudia Baxter

Bomb squad called to South Gladstone motel

FIREFIGHTERS and bomb squad officers were called to the Harbour View Motel at South Gladstone yesterday morning after police investigating a disturbance discovered a suspicious backpack.

The backpack contained butane fuel, acetone and flares, which police said when put together could be used to make an improvised explosive device.

A crime scene was declared and staff and guests at the motel were evacuated until the bag was declared safe by bomb squad officers at 7.45am.

The items were confiscated by police, who were interviewing the backpack's owner yesterday.

Police were not expected to lay any charges over the incident.

 

DANGEROUS: Cans of butane fuel were found inside the backpack.
DANGEROUS: Cans of butane fuel were found inside the backpack. 9 News Central Queensland


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