Sydney, Jan 14: Police officials were seen clearing crowds at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday according to reports after threats were made to bomb the Manly Ferry.
Police officials were evacuating people but remained tight lipped about any details and did not confirm the nature of the incident.
However, according to a report in Daily Mail a threat was made to bomb the Manly Ferry on social media. Other reports suggested that the police were looking for an undisclosed object at the venue.
Another police operation was reported from the suburb of Manly.
The Department of Transport also confirmed that ferries to the opera house were cancelled for a while. According to media reports, the forecourt of the Opera House was evacuated at around 2 PM (local time) and police erected metal barriers.
All tours of the Opera House were also reportedly cancelled for the day and ferries were either delayed or cancelled.
(With agency inputs)