19/01/2016 11:14 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST

Teen Charged After Opera House Evacuation

Fairfax/James Brickwood

A 17-year-old boy has been charged for making a false representation to police after allegedly making threats on social media which sparked the evacuation of the Sydney Opera House last week.

Police evacuated the iconic building and locked down a ferry terminal last Thursday, after the alleged threat was made on social media.

Police evacuated the iconic Sydney Opera House and locked down a ferry terminal after alleged threats were made on social media last week.

A search was carried out but nothing was found.

On Monday police arrested a 17-year-old boy at Sydney City Police Station and charged with false representation resulting in a police investigation.

He is due to appear at a Children’s Court on 23 February 2016.