UPDATE: THE Gold Coast University Hospital has reopened following an earlier partial evacuation of the ground floor after a “suspicious backpack” was found unattended in the food court.
EARLIER: POLICE have confirmed part of the Gold Coast University Hospital is in lockdown as authorities wait for the bomb squad to arrive and investigate a backpack which has been left unattended.
It’s understood the bag was located around 1pm, left sitting unattended in the food court.
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Police said the area around the bag has been cordoned off, with reports a small number of people have been evacuated.
The bomb squad has been called to investigate.
There is no further information available at this time.