Police operation underway on Sydney’s Harbour Bridge

UPDATE: The Sydney Harbour Bridge has been reopened following a police operation this morning.

Just after 9am, police and emergency services were called to the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, following reports a man was trespassing.

On arrival, officers located a man, who had climbed a section of the bridge, and refused to come down.


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A police operation was launched, with the assistance of Police Rescue, Police Negotiators, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, and the Motorcycle Response Team.

About 10.50am, the man climbed down and was arrested.

He was checked by Paramedics at the scene and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital for assessment.

A number of lanes of the Sydney Harbour Bridge were closed during the operation, but have since reopened.

Traffic is still heavy in the area, and motorists are urged to use the Sydney Harbour Tunnel. For more traffic information, visit Live Traffic: www.livetraffic.com.

EARLIER: A man who scaled the Sydney Harbour Bridge, forcing all southbound lanes to be closed, has now climbed down.

NSW Police took the man into custody just before 11.00am.

Significant traffic delays are currently being experienced as a result of the police operation.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

EARLIER: A police operation is currently underway on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

NSW Police confirmed the operation was ongoing just before 9.45am.

All Southbound lanes have been closed with traffic at a standstill.

It’s believed rescue police are trying to negotiate with a man who climbed to the top of the bridge.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.