POLICE have declared an emergency situation in Cairns after two pipe bombs were reportedly discovered.
The Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) was declared at 11.57am as a precaution after an unidentified device was located outside a unit complex on Short Street.
The declaration encompasses Village Terrace, Heritage Street, Kenny Street and Redlynch Intake Road.
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Police including specialist officers are on-scene, to assess the device.
There is no further information available at this time.