Improvised Explosive Devices Arrest

Perth Detectives are investigating the ignition/detonation of an improvised explosive device and the seizure of a second similar device yesterday, Thursday 20 January 2022.
About 1:30pm police were called to an area in the vicinity of two restaurants on Newcastle Street, Leederville after an improvised explosive device was detonated. The explosion caused shrapnel and debris to cover a distance of about 10m.
No one was injured in the incident and the item appeared to be a homemade, makeshift device that had been ignited. The remnants of the device were seized by police for forensic examination.
About 10:20pm last night police were called to a location near the intersection of Wellington Street and King Street, Perth after a person reported they were in possession of a similar improvised explosive device. They had taken the device from a vehicle belonging to a person known to them.
Police and emergency services attended the scene and cordoned off the area to keep the public safe. TRG Bomb Response Unit officers attended and rendered the item safe. The item was confirmed to be a homemade, makeshift device similar to the one detonated in Leederville earlier in the day.
As a result of investigations Perth Detectives attended a residence in Lansing Street, Queens Park in the early hours of this morning and executed a search warrant with the assistance of the Tactical Response Group. A 29-year-old man was taken into custody without incident and is assisting detectives with the investigation.
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