A major Sydney court complex has been put under lockdown following an apparent security scare.
The Downing Centre Court Complex and the John Maddison Tower at the rear of the building have been closed after a security guard reportedly found internal doors to the building unlocked on Friday morning.
Police were called to the area at about 9.00am.
The Downing Centre & John Maddison Tower are temporarily closed due to a @nswpolice operation.— Justice NSW (@NSWJustice) February 9, 2017
The John Maddison tower and the downing centre will remain closed until 2pm today @australian— Rhian Deutrom (@Rhi_lani) February 9, 2017
Officers are searching the building and court matters have been put off until 2pm on Friday, Channel 9 reports.
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) February 9, 2017
Downing Centre hearing no Local Court matters after sheriffs found unlocked door. Court remains closed, cues of ppl outside @7NewsSydney— Laura Banks (@laurakatebanks) February 9, 2017
The Downing Centre court complex is adjacent to the John Maddison Tower, where the Lindt Cafe siege inquiry is being held.— Chris Urquhart (@chrisurquhart) March 22, 2016
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