Southport Courthouse evacuated over phone threat

UPDATE @ 12.10PM | Southport Courthouse has been reopened after it was evacuated this morning following a threat.

The threat was received by phone just before 11am.

Police have since given the building the all-clear and people are now being allowed back inside.


Hinze St has also been re-opened.

Police are still investigating.

EARLIER @ 11.30AM | The Southport Courthouse has been evacuated after a threat was received.

The building was cleared out just after 11am.

It’s understood the threat was received by phone.

Dozens of people were ordered out and told to wait across the road.

They’ve since been advised to come back later in the day.

Police have closed off Hinze St as they investigate the threat.

More to come.