Racecourse Road, Flemington shut by bomb squad as suspicious item and firearm found in Range Rover


Bomb squad swarms on one of Australia’s most famous racecourses as everyone is warned to ‘stay away’ after a ‘suspicious item’ and a firearm were found following a car crash

  • Bomb squad called to inspect ‘suspicious item’ found at Melbourne crash scene
  • At around 12.30pm a Range Rover crashed into a pole at Racecourse Road
  • Police on scene searched the vehicle and found a firearm and a ‘suspicious item’ 
  • Victorian Police with the assistance of a bomb robot deemed the item safe 

Bomb squad officers have been called to the scene of a crash in Melbourne after police uncovered a firearm and a ‘suspicious item’ in a vehicle.

The specialist unit, dressed head-to-toe in protective gear, arrived at Racecourse Road in Flemington at about 12.30pm after a white Range Rover smashed into a pole.

The Bomb Response Unit inspected the unknown object and a 30-year-old Taylors Hill man was arrested and is assisting police.

A bomb robot was brought in to examine the mystery item with Victorian Police deeming it ‘safe and non-suspicious’.

A bomb squad has been called to the scene of a crash in Victoria after police uncovered a firearm and a ‘suspicious item’ in a vehicle

At around 12.30pm this afternoon a Range Rover crashed into a pole on Racecourse Road, Flemington. A 30-year-old Taylors Hill man was arrested and is assisting police

At around 12.30pm this afternoon a Range Rover crashed into a pole on Racecourse Road, Flemington. A 30-year-old Taylors Hill man was arrested and is assisting police

Police have closed Racecourse Road in both directions with drivers being advised to avoid the area. 

The road is expected to be reopened shortly. 

Anyone with information, dashcam vision or who witnessed the collision is urged to contact police.

A bomb robot was brought in to examine the mystery item with Victorian Police deeming it 'safe and non-suspicious'

A bomb robot was brought in to examine the mystery item with Victorian Police deeming it ‘safe and non-suspicious’ 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk