Alistair Brightman

Terror: Bomb squad called to River Heads

A QUIET River Heads street was cordoned off yesterday after police received information a man may have had explosives and firearms in his Kingfisher Dr home.

The street remained in lockdown while police waited for the bomb squad to arrive from Brisbane to search the home.

The explosive experts were expected to arrive about 8pm.

A Queensland Police Service media spokesman said police were called to the area about 10am after the man made threats towards himself.

A 31-year-old man was taken into custody about 3.40pm and was helping police with their enquiries.

A Public Safety Protection Area was declared at 4.20pm.

Wide Bay Burnett Police District Acting Superintendent Paul Biggin said the bomb squad had been called as a precaution.

"We are going to get the bomb squad to do a search of the home," he said.

Supt Biggin said it would not be clear if explosives were in the home until the house had been inspected by experts.

Kingfisher Dr remained closed to the public and uniformed police and marked cars blocked off the areas.

Two people were unable to gain entry to their home after doing some shopping.

Some neighbours watched from their front yards as police moved around the area. The bomb squad were yet to arrive when the Chronicle went to print.



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