Bomb squad called to Gold Coast hospital

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.

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