All clear given after ‘suspicious bag’ sparks scare at Sydney siege memorial

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.


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.