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Abandoned suitcase prompts lockdown

30 Apr 2013

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An unattended suitcase prompted police to close part of Harbour Esplanade for over three hours last month.

The suitcase was found around 9.30am on April 16 near the Channel Seven sign on Harbour Esplanade.

Police closed access to Harbour Esplanade between Dudley St and Bourke St while safety checks were conducted on the piece of luggage.

The Channel Seven building was also evacuated as a precaution.

At around 12.40pm the item was declared non-suspicious and police cleared the scene and reopened the road.

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