Police bomb squad called as explosives found on busy Adelaide street

An SA Police officer confirmed a man has been arrested. Source: ABC News Live.

Police have confirmed a bomb squad are investigating after discovering commercial explosives in Adelaide’s CBD.

The officers were called to busy Grenfell Street just after 12.30pm on Wednesday following the discovery – which came after police began a search of a commercial building, as part of an ongoing investigation.

“Police uncovered what is believed to be commercial explosives,” South Australia Police initially said in a statement. “Members of the Bomb Response Unit are in attendance and examining the explosives.”

They confirmed that Grenfell Street has remained open to all vehicles at present, however officers have been forced to close the footpaths as investigations continue.

Speaking to reporters shortly after, Detective Inspector Michael Walsh confirmed police had found two firearms, drugs and drug paraphernalia and also explosives.

“A man, 40 years old from the premises, has been arrested… he will be charged with firearm offences, drug offences and also for the explosives,” he added, after confirming an armed response has been called to ensure public safety.

“At this stage we believe we have contained it and there’s no risk to the public,” he added.

Walsh also confirmed the incident was not thought to be terror related.

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