Police reopen Sydney Harbor after bomb scare
Updated: 2015-01-22 13:10
SYDNEY - Police on Thursday have reopened a popular tourist area in Sydney Harbor which was shut down earlier after a suspicious object, appearing to be a bomb, was found on a ferry.
Hundreds of police and members of the Australian Navy were sent to Circular Quay after a bottle with wires hanging out was found on the ferry at 1:30 pm.
However, the Circular Quay area, which is a transport hub for ferries, buses and trains, has been reopened after the item found on the Sydney ferry was deemed not suspicious, police said.
A police source said the suspicious package was a bottle with liquid and nails inside with wires hanging out.
Passengers have been warned to allow extra travel time and motorists are asked to avoid the area.