Police defuse pipe bomb which sparked emergent situation at Arundel

UPDATE @ 1.15pm: Police have confirmed that a suspicious device found inside a truck at an Arundel industrial estate has now been defused.

Police declared an emergent situation just before 12.30pm after a suspicious device, which has now been confirmed as a homemade bomb, was found inside a vehicle at a Brisbane Road factory.

The bomb squad quickly descended on the scene and nearby businesses were evacuated.


Police confirmed that the device was a homemade bomb made out PVC pipe.

A gun and ammunition were also reportedly found alongside the bomb.

The emergent situation has since been revoked however investigations are continuing.

UPDATE @ 12.30om: Police have declared an emergent situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) in Arundel.

The PSPA was declared around 11am after police located a vehicle at a Brisbane Road factory with a suspicious device inside.

The declaration includes Brisbane Road between Kendor Street, Telford Place and the Gold Coast Highway.

Specialist Units are in attendance.

EARLIER: The bomb squad have rushed to a factory on the Gold Coast following the discovery of a suspicious device.

Emergency services including police and fire crews are also on scene at the Arundel industrial estate.

Nearby business’ have been evacuated as specialist technicians examine the device, believed to be planted under a truck, with a mobile x-ray machine.

More to come.



Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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