UPDATE: POLICE have cleared Martin Place of any immediate threat after a ‘suspicious package’ was found abandoned at the Sydney siege memorial on Friday afternoon.
The large unattended bag has been removed from the scene by police and a 50m exclusion zone has been lifted.
EARLIER: POLICE are investigating a suspicious bag found abandoned near the Sydney siege memorial in Martin Place.
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Initial reports suggest the unattended bag was found near the southern end of the flower shrine.
It’s understood police have set up a 50m exclusion zone as the scene is investigated.
There is no further information available at this time.