'Homemade bomb' explodes in main street of Qld town

A SEARCH is underway for a person who allegedly blew up a homemade bomb in front of City Lane on Townsville's Flinders Street.

Police are investigating the incident following reports of an "extremely loud explosion" on August 3 about 9.22pm near City Lane.

In a statement police said it will be alleged an unknown person has placed a tin can on the traffic island on Flinders St in front of City Lane, when a witness driving along the street heard the explosion.

"A witness has been driving along Flinders Street when he heard an extremely loud explosion and has seen a mist," the statement read.

The witness has observed a damaged tin can and smelt a gas in the air.

"No persons were injured," the statement read.

If you have any information or were in the area and can assist police, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

News Corp Australia

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