NSW Police says there is an ongoing “hazmat incident” at the CBD tower.
NSW Police says there is an ongoing “hazmat incident” at the CBD tower.

‘Hazmat incident’ at Sydney CBD tower

EMERGENCY crews in hazmat suits are at the scene of a tower in Sydney's CBD after a suspicious substance was found inside a parcel.

A spokeswoman for NSW Police told news.com.au officers were still at the 44 Market St building.

Workers in parts of the building have been evacuated. Picture: Supplied
Workers in parts of the building have been evacuated. Picture: Supplied

She could not say specifically what the threat was but said officers were dealing with a "hazmat incident".

A witness at the scene told news.com.au four police cars, three fire trucks and a number of paramedics descended on the building about 9.30am.

Police officers and fire crews are still at the scene. Picture: Christian Gilles
Police officers and fire crews are still at the scene. Picture: Christian Gilles

The witness, who works in the tower building, says one part - the side facing Market St - has been evacuated following the threat.

 

 

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