Explosive device and ammunition found at empty Christchurch property

A suspected explosive device has been found at an empty section in Christchurch.

Police found the package, along with ammunition, on Newcastle St, in the suburb of Phillipstown, Canterbury district commander Superintendent John Price said.

He said the New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit made the package safe.

A 33-year old man has been arrested and was “assisting police with enquiries”, he said.

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Source: Stuff.co.nz