Defence Force called to Western Springs in Auckland address after 'suspicious item' found

A NZDF bomb disposal expert was called to the scene.
A NZDF bomb disposal expert was called to the scene. Photo credit: Google Maps.

The New Zealand Defence Force has been called out to a property in Western Springs after a suspicious item was found.

A resident of Finch Street who spoke to police told Newshub the item was believed to be a pipe bomb.

A Defence Force bomb disposal expert was at the scene.

A Defence Force spokesperson told Newshub a potentially hazardous item was found at the property.

They said it was "confirmed as inert and handed over to New Zealand Police for a subsequent investigation".

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