Hazardous items force Victoria naval base into lockdown

A NAVAL training base in Victoria is in lockdown following the discovery of explosive material in a man’s unit.

The ‘hazardous items’ were found during a routine a search of the residential unit at the HMAS Cerberus navy base on the Mornington Peninsula.

A man – believed to be a defence force member who resides at the base – has reportedly been arrested.


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As a precaution, authorities have setup a 400-metre exclusion zone around the unit. 

The bomb squad is responding. 

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