UPDATE: A suspicious device has been detonated, several hours after it was found in a laneway in central Queensland.
Police carried out a controlled explosion on Friday night, behind a property on Auckland Street in Gladstone.
The device was discovered around 1pm, with an emergency situation declared, under the Public Safety Preservation Act, at 6.35pm to enable officers to examine the device.
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It has now been revoked.
No one was injured.
EARLIER: POLICE in Queensland have declared an emergency situation following the discovery of a suspicious device at Gladstone, south of Rockhampton.
Police said the device was located in a lane way behind an address on Auckland Street around 1pm on Friday and an emergency situation was declared under the Public Safety Preservation Act around 6.35pm.
The declaration covers a small section of Auckland Street and was put in place to enable the bomb squad to examine the device. Investigations are continuing.