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.