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Busy week for Bomb Squads in Australia

This week there were 2 bomb incidents in Australia calling in the State Police Bomb Sqauds. Both incidents required wearing the EOD9 bomb suit.

In Everton Park, Brisbane the Queensland Police Explosive Ordnance Response Team were called when a suspicious package sparked fears of an explosion. It has been reported that the package was an old ammunition canister that contained a small amount of commercial grade explosive, which was found inside a backyard shed. One of EORTs Bomb Techs inspected the canister wearing the EOD9 suit.

In Melbourne this week, detectives have charged a 31-year-old man following the alleged discovery of explosives at Harbour Esplanade, Docklands. Images from Docklands show a bomb tech from Victoria Police Bomb Response Unit wearing an EOD9 suit and using an ROV to remove the explosives from a vehicle.