A 52-year-old is lucky not to have suffered more serious injuries after a “homemade explosive device” exploded as he picked it up in a front yard in Logan.
The man picked up a bucket outside a home on Jacaranda Avenue in Kingston when it exploded yesterday afternoon.
The man suffered shrapnel injuries and flesh wounds as well as concussion injuries in the blast.
“At this stage we’re still investigating what was contained within this explosive device,” Detective Senior Sergeant Nicola Brown said.
“He’s sustained quite significant injuries.”
The man had surgery yesterday and is in Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.
Police are yet to formally interview him.
Nearby resident Sam was in his home down the road when he heard the blast.
“The first explosion I heard was a big loud sound,” he told Today.
“After maybe three, four, five minutes, there was a second explosion.
Police are now appealing to the public for any information or dashcam footage.
“We do believe that it could possibly be a targeted event,” Detective Senior Sergeant Brown said.
“We don’t believe there’s any threat to the wider community.”
An emergency declaration made under the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) has now been revoked.
Specialist police set up a crime scene and an emergency declaration was made.
Police spent the night searching the area and investigations are ongoing.