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Home-made pipe bomb seized during raid on Rockingham house

A man will face court today after a pipe bomb was uncovered during a police raid south of Perth earlier this week.

Detectives were searching the home on Harrison Street in Rockingham on Tuesday when the homemade explosive device was allegedly found on a shelf in the living room.

Police bomb technicians were called to x-ray the device, which contained gas cylinders, nuts and bolts.

It will be alleged police found a flask containing ammonium nitrate – which is commonly used in the manufacturing of explosives – and two detonators.

Police also allegedly found cannabis, methylamphetamine and a homemade taser.

A 30-year-old Rockingham man is due to appear in the Perth Magistrate’s Court today charged with various drugs and weapons offences.

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