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13 Aug 2019 | 04:50 AM UTC

Australia: Police operation ongoing in Sydney August 13

Australia News Alert

A police operation is ongoing in Sydney’s Central Business District on August 13; significant traffic disruptions reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/13/2019, 2:00 PM until 8/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Australia/Sydney). COUNTRY/REGION Sydney

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Police officers have closed off parts of King street in Sydney's Central Business District (CBD) as of 14:30 (local time) following reports of a knife-wielding individual in the area. King street is closed between Clarence and York streets, causing significant traffic disruptions in the CBD. Individuals are being asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes. According to local media reports, one suspect has been arrested. Details are still emerging.


Individuals in Sydney are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, obey all instructions issued by the local authorities, and plan alternative travel routes.


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