Police Operation at Opera House Sees Area Evacuated
The whole area around the Sydney Opera has been evacuated after a police operation took place.
Opera House in lockdown, today's shows have been cancelled. pic.twitter.com/MAMKObDNVn— Alex Lee (@alex_c_lee) January 14, 2016
The specific circumstances are unclear at this point, however, it is believed a search is underway around the area, as well as Manly wharf.
The 1:20pm Manly to Circular Quay ferry has been cancelled due to a police operation at Manly. Passengers can catch the 1:40pm service.— Ferries Info (@FerriesInfo) January 14, 2016
It is thought that police are concerned about something coming in on a ferry, as all ferries coming to Circular Quay have been stopped en route.
No people on steps of Sydney Opera house due to Police clearing area! pic.twitter.com/qoxRgeNcJE— Scott Lilleyman (@scotty_rockstar) January 14, 2016
One wharf in particular has been closed entirely, moving all ferries to the next dock.
Police are currently guarding the entrances of the wharf.
We’ll report more as the story unfolds.