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Security Scare Closes Sydney Courthouse

Internal doors were reportedly left unlocked.

10/02/2017 10:42 AM AEDT | Updated 10/02/2017 2:51 PM AEDT
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Police tape stretches across a road as police inspect and guard the area outside the New South Wales (NSW) state police headquarters located in the south western Sydney suburb of Parramatta, Australia, October 2, 2015. Australian police said on Saturday they believe the shooting of a police worker by a 15-year-old boy in Sydney on Friday was politically motivated and linked to "terrorism". The gunman was shot dead by police on Friday afternoon after gunning down a worker at close range as he was leaving the headquarters of the New South Wales Police, police and witnesses said. Police said they had identified the gunman as a 15-year-old of Iraqi-Kurdish background who had been born in Iran. Picture taken October 2, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray

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.

Officers are searching the building and court matters have been put off until 2pm on Friday, Channel 9 reports.



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