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.


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.