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Police reopen Sydney Harbor after bomb scare

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-01-22 13:10

SYDNEY - Police on Thursday have reopened a popular tourist area in Sydney Harbor which was shut down earlier after a suspicious object, appearing to be a bomb, was found on a ferry.

Hundreds of police and members of the Australian Navy were sent to Circular Quay after a bottle with wires hanging out was found on the ferry at 1:30 pm.

However, the Circular Quay area, which is a transport hub for ferries, buses and trains, has been reopened after the item found on the Sydney ferry was deemed not suspicious, police said.

A police source said the suspicious package was a bottle with liquid and nails inside with wires hanging out.

Passengers have been warned to allow extra travel time and motorists are asked to avoid the area.

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