UPDATE: A 27-year-old man accused of preparing bomb making materials at his mother's Toowoomba home has been denied bail.

Dean Lorimer appeared in custody in Toowoomba Magistrates Court this morning charged with preparing to commit crimes with dangerous things.

Police yesterday acted on concerns raised by Lorimer's mother, searching her Kearneys Spring home.

They allegedly found chemicals at the Gouldson Dr home that could be used to make a bomb.

Officers were also concerned by some of Lorimer's alleged diary entries.

Lorimer's solicitor Chris Lumme told Toowoomba Magistrates Court his client was suffering from severe anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder as well as a form of psychosis.

It was on that basis that he said he would be seeking to have Lorimer's matters heard before the Mental Health Court.

Mr Lumme said his client's behaviour was quite concerning and noted his client had been the subject of some recent bullying type behaviour.

He said his client needed support for his mental health issues and if he were to remain in custody, it could have a detrimental effect on his mental health.

Magistrate Graham Lee said the serious nature of allegations contained in the police objection to bail swayed him to remand Lorimer in custody.

Lorimer's matters are next due for mention on April 22.

EARLIER: A 27-year-old has been charged after chemicals used for making explosives were allegedly found in his Toowoomba home.

Police were called to a residence on Gouldson Dr, Kearneys Spring about 2.50pm yesterday where they will allege they found a quantity of chemicals.

The chemicals can be used to make bombs.

Police were concerned about entries in the man's diary that allegedly outlined how he intended to use the chemicals.

The man has been charged with one count of preparing to commit a crime with dangerous things.

He is due to appear in Toowoomaba Magistrates Court today.

6AM: Police continue to guard a Toowoomba home where chemicals used for making bombs were found yesterday afternoon.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested and is assisting police with their inquiries.

Specialist police are currently on-scene and Gouldson Drive remains closed.

Police guard Gouldson Drive where chemicals used to make bombs were found in a home.
Police guard Gouldson Drive where chemicals used to make bombs were found in a home. Kevin Farmer

TUESDAY 7PM: A 27-year-old man is assisting police with enquiries after chemicals were located in a residence in Kearney's Spring this afternoon.

Police were called to the residence on Gouldson Drive at about 2.50pm in relation to another matter. It was there that they located a quantity of two different chemicals.

Specialist police are currently on-scene and Gouldson Drive remains closed.

Investigations are continuing. 

TUESDAY 6.15PM: A MAN is in custody after police found chemicals used for making bombs in his home in Kearneys Spring.

The parents of the 27 year-old-man alerted emergency services as they were suspicious of their son's activities and concerned for his safety.

Police entered the Gouldson Dr home late this afternoon and discovered chemicals used for making explosives.

Southern Region crime coordinator Detective Superintendent Paul Schmidt said it appeared the chemicals hadn't been mixed as they were still in their original containers.

"However there are some writings in the man's diary we are quite concerned about in relation to his intentions with these chemicals."

Police in a locked down Kearneys Spring St.
Police in a locked down Kearneys Spring St. Kevin Farmer

Det. Supt. Schmidt said the bomb squad was on its way to the premise.  

The street was in lock down and expected to be closed until the chemicals were cleared.

Emergency crews remained on site. 


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