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Suspicious device found at Booval restaurant destroyed

An emergency declaration was made after a suspicious device - believed to be an explosive - was found at Hungry Jacks Booval.
An emergency declaration was made after a suspicious device - believed to be an explosive - was found at Hungry Jacks Booval. Chris Owen

UPDATE 10.40pm: IPSWICH Police have destroyed a suspicious device, believed to be a home made explosive, which was left at the entrance of a Hungry Jacks store in Booval.

The device, only a few inches in height, was found on top of a bollard by a customer at the store.

Police were notified and arrived at the scene at about 6pm.

When the device was deemed suspicious, an emergency declaration was made and the restaurant was closed.

X-rays conducted on site could not confirm the contents of the device.

The Explosive Operations Response Team relocated the device to an empty parkland a block away and destroyed it in a controlled explosion at 9.30pm

Investigations by detectives from Ipswich Criminal Investigation Branch continue.

 The Explosive Operations Response Team inspect the suspicious device left at Hungry Jacks, Booval.
The Explosive Operations Response Team inspect the suspicious device left at Hungry Jacks, Booval. Chris Owen

UPDATE 10pm: POLICE have revoked an emergency declaration in Booval after a suspicious device was found near a fast food restaurant.

A statement from Queensland Police said specialist officers investigating the incident had taken the suspicious device to nearby parklands and "rendered it safe".

The parklands had earlier been covered by a second emergency declaration under the PSPA to allow for the device to be rendered safe.

The statement said detectives from the Ipswich Criminal Investigation Branch were continuing to investigate the device.

EARLIER: A RESTAURANT in Booval has been evacuated after police found a suspicious package in its car park on the corner of Brisbane Rd and Stafford Rd.

Queensland Police made a declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) about 6.47pm, closing the restaurant, believed to be Hungry Jacks, and its grounds.

Police said the device was found sitting on top of a bollard in the restaurant's car paPolice cordons are in place around the restaurant and specialist police will be attending.Anyone with information on the incident has been urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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