Explosive device ‘capable of causing serious injury’ found in Ipswich shopping centre carpark

Aerial vision of a car that police found an explosive device in at Redbank Plaza, west of Ipswich on April 4, 2018.A couple has been charged after allegedly making a crude home-made bomb and leaving it in a car at a Queensland shopping centre.

The device was detected after Ipswich City Council staff monitoring CCTV footage early on Monday morning spotted two people allegedly acting suspiciously in a carpark at Redbank Plaza, west of Brisbane.

The bomb squad was called in and a 100-metre exclusion zone put in place around the car.

Police spent the day trawling through the couple’s social media accounts after they were taken into custody at the scene.

A 37-year-old Camira man was charged with two counts of manufacture explosive without authority and one count of possessing dangerous goods.

via Explosive device ‘capable of causing serious injury’ found in Ipswich shopping centre carpark – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)