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17 Sep 2019 | 05:55 AM UTC

Australia: Schools in Lismore (NSW) on lockdown September 17

Australia News Alert

Authorities place university and high school in Lismore (New South Wales state) on lockdown following threatening phone calls on September 17; police operation ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/17/2019, 1:00 PM until 9/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Australia/NSW). COUNTRY/REGION Lismore

Event

A police operation is ongoing in Lismore (New South Wales state) as of 15:45 (local time) on Tuesday, September 17. Southern Cross University and Lismore High School are reportedly on lockdown after threatening phone calls were received around 13:30 on Tuesday. Staff and students are being told to stay inside and individuals are being asked to stay away from the area until the police operation ends. According to police officials, there have been no reports of injuries or shots fired. Remain vigilant.

Advice

Individuals in Lismore are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the police operations, report any suspicious objects or behavior to the local authorities, and obey all instructions issued by the police.

 

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