UPDATE: Police report that a suspicious device found at an Ipswich park this morning is not an explosive.

The police Explosive Ordnance Response Team used robots and an x-ray to examine the cylindrical device, which was attached to the bottom of a park bench in Moss Rd, Camira.

They found that it was non-explosive and detached it for further analysis.

Police Inspector Michael Ede described it as a "magnet attached to the end of a small, cylindrical metal object".

An investigation is underway to determine how it ended up under a park bench and who placed it there.

Fragments of a suspicious device that were found underneath a park bench in an Ipswich park this morning.
Fragments of a suspicious device that were found underneath a park bench in an Ipswich park this morning. Rob Williams

 

EARLIER: Police have surrounded a suburban Ipswich park, following the location of a suspicious device this morning.

Ipswich City Council contacted authorities about 8.10am, notifying them of a device attached to a park chair on Moss Rd, Camira.

An emergent situation has been declared and a large area has been cordoned off, with several crews of police on scene, including the bomb squad.

Road closures are in place on Moss Road, Allan Road and Angela Street.

More to come.


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