Armed police rushed to Auckland’s main train station after two backpacks were found unattended following New Zealand’s worst terror attack which killed 49.
Police cordoned off Victoria Street and a section of Galway Street in central Auckland as they swarmed Britomart train station.
At least one controlled explosion took place after reports were made that two backpacks were left unattended, New Zealand police confirmed.
While the station wasn’t evacuated, members of the public were held back behind cordons while the backpacks were examined by police.
Bomb disposal robots were seen and it’s believed the bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion.
The explosion was believed to be precautionary.
Police confirmed the bags were not suspicious and upon inspection found they contained scaffolding equipment.
Auckland City District Commander Superintendent Karys Malthus told Newshub police were notified of the unattended bags shortly after 5pm local time.
The train station has since been opened and trains are running on schedule.