Missing police distraction device

March 17, 2023 4:51 am in by

The Queensland Police Service is seeking assistance from the public to help locate a missing distraction device.

It was discovered missing during a routine weapons audit following the response to a siege at Kirwan on Sunday.

Police carried out extensive searches on Thursday however, they have been unable to locate the device.

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The device is not a lethal device but has the capacity to cause injury to a person in close proximity if handled incorrectly.

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson says members of the public who have information about the location of this device may not know the significance of such a piece of equipment and are urged not to tamper with it and call police immediately.

“In keeping with the police standards a review will be conducted into the circumstance of the matter,” they say.