A final stash of chemicals has been removed from a Brisbane home where a former resident was reportedly planning attacks on Sydney and Newcastle.
Chemicals have been removed from a Brisbane house where a former resident was possibly planning to detonate a bomb outside one of Sydney’s busiest train stations.
A liquid explosives stockpile was found at the Pullenvale property last week, with the final stash removed on Tuesday.
A former resident was possibly plotting to detonate bombs with similar explosives used in the 2005 London bombings.
Crudely-drawn mud maps were reportedly found at the house in Brisbane’s west detailing an area around Sydney’s busy Central railway station and another in Newcastle.
A man who lived at the home is now in NSW.
His former house remained sealed with police tape on Tuesday as detectives catalogued and helped remove dozens of white containers of chemicals from the garage.
Specialist officers are believed to have disposed of more than 50 kilograms of explosives material in controlled detonations last Thursday and Friday.
Three types of peroxide-derived mixers were found in a detached shed, including one that was the same chemical used in the 2005 atrocities on London’s transport network, the Nine Network says.
Police at the Red Cedar Road house said the remaining stash removed on Tuesday was not dangerous.
Reports of the map find has fuelled speculation Sydney and Newcastle were possible bomb targets, however other reports suggest the discovery could be linked to a criminal network.
A man and a woman who rented the property are believed to have fled after falling behind in their rent.
The man, who was reportedly using a stolen Navy ID to rent the property, has since been arrested on unrelated charges in NSW, and is due to face court later this month.
The woman’s whereabouts remain unknown.
Another woman, whose children own the property, spoke with detectives outside the garage on Tuesday.
Helen Clark said she had not met the occupants.
“I just wanted to see the house is in order,” she told reporters at the scene.
Specialist X-ray equipment may be used to scan the walls and floor of the house.
The Queensland Police Service, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force personnel are sweeping the house but the three agencies were tight-lipped about their involvement on Tuesday.