Bomb squad is called in after a homemade explosive is found inside a suburban home
- Bomb squad officers from Victoria Police have found a homemade explosive
- Officers were called to a suburban home near Geelong and found the device
- Some homes have been evacuated as officers moved in
The bomb squad was called after fears a homemade explosive device had been found inside a suburban home in Geelong.
Police cordoned off part of Kana Street in Grovedale after the suspected pipe bomb was discovered on Thursday afternoon.
Some houses in the neighbourhood had to be evacuated while officers moved in to retrieve the explosive.
Bomb squad officers from Victoria Police have evacuated a suburban street near Geelong (pictured) after being called to a residence where they allegedly found a homemade explosive
‘The premises is secure and awaiting the arrival of the Bomb Response Unit. Evacuation of nearby residence is now underway,’ a Victoria Police statement read.
‘Victoria Police Bomb Response Unit are on route from Melbourne. The matter is contained and there is no risk to the community at this point in time.’
At about 2.50pm bomb retrieval officers safely detonated the device which police said was not an explosive.
‘The surrounding area has been rehabilitated and residents have now returned to their homes,’ the statement continued.
‘The search of the premises is continuing by police.’
Residents were allowed back into the area just before 3pm after bomb retrieval officers safely detonated the device which they said was not an explosive (stock image)