Man arrested after bomb scare at Sydney shopping centre

A SYDNEY shopping centre has been cordoned off after reports a suspicious package was found near the centre.

Emergency crews swooped on the Westfield shopping centre at Hornsby on the city’s Upper North Shore about 4pm AEDT.

There are unconfirmed reports a man claimed there was bomb packed inside a bag which he dumped inside a cafe.


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Police have since confirmed a man has been arrested at the scene.

People have been asked to avoid the area.

There is no further information available at this time.