Man arrested after police operation in Forrest

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A 26-year-old man has been arrested following a police operation at a hotel in Forrest overnight.

About 10.00pm last night (Thursday, 15 July 2021) police received information that a man wanted in connection to bail and other offences was located at a hotel in Forrest.

Police attended the hotel and shortly after located a 26-year-old man and a woman staying in a room at the hotel.

A number of items including commercial grade explosives, ammunition and a home-made firearm were located requiring specialist officers to attend to make them safe.

The man was subsequently arrested and will face court today in relation to a significant number of previous offences.

Enquiries are continuing in relation to items found in the man’s hotel room and also a stolen vehicle located in the parking area of the hotel. Forensic examination of these items is occurring and further charges are expected.   

Anyone that has information that can assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6849865. Information can be provided anonymously.


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