Footage captures moment explosion rocks Coast suburb

UPDATE 3PM: A BOMB squad has just detonated an unknown explosive at a Sunshine Coast home, rocking a quiet suburban street.

The Explosive Ordnance Response Team from Brisbane were called to a Palmwoods property on Toby Crt about 1.30pm after an unknown device was found inside the home by officers conducting a search warrant.

A Queensland Police spokesman said officers also found guns and drugs.

A BOMB squad has just detonated an unknown explosive at a Sunshine Coast home, rocking a quiet suburban street.
A BOMB squad has just detonated an unknown explosive at a Sunshine Coast home, rocking a quiet suburban street.

He said the street would be reopened as emergency service workers cleared the debris.

Two people at the property were being interviewed by police. 

2.30PM: A CUL-DE-SAC has been shut off and the bomb squad called in after a possible explosive was found at a Sunshine Coast home today.

Passers-by near the scene have been told to take cover as specialists move in to detonate the device found at a Palmwoods home.

Specialists were called to investigate an 'unknown device' found at a Toby Crt home this afternoon when police officers found the device.

It was part of a search warrant officers had executed at the home which also located guns and drugs, a Queensland Police spokeswoman said.

Police at Palmwoods house where possible explosive found
Police at Palmwoods house where possible explosive found

Five police cars are on scene and one ambulance is on stand-by.

1.45PM: GUNS, drugs and a possible explosive device has been uncovered at a Sunshine Coast home during a police search warrant.

Police were searching the home about 1pm on Toby Crt when an officer came across an 'unknown device'.

Specialists were called in to identify the device and carry out a risk assessment.

A Queensland Police spokeswoman said it was a possible explosive device.

She said during the warrant police also located guns and drugs.

Two men at the property are assisting police with interviews but no charges have been laid, the spokeswoman said.

1PM: SPECIALIST police officers have been called in after a search warrant of a Coast home has uncovered an unknown device.

A Queensland Spokesman said Coast police officers were currently on standby at the Palmwoods home until the specialists arrived.

He said police were at the house on Toby Crt conducting a search warrant when one officer found the device.

"It's a safety precaution," the spokesman said.

More to come.



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