Wollongbar police operation: TAFE students are ordered to stay indoors as emergency incident unfolds

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  • TAFE students ordered to stay indoors
  • Emergency police response underway 

A significant police presence is responding to a ‘high risk’ situation near a vocational school which has been forced into lockdown in the NSW northern rivers.

Police were called to an incident between Sneaths Road and McLeans Ridges Road at Wollongbar, near Lismore, in NSW, at 9am on Thursday. 

Staff and students at a TAFE have been ordered to stay indoors as a precaution as while the emergency incident unfolds. 

Local residents in Wollongbar have also been ordered to shelter in place for the time being. 

A police helicopter has been spotted flying low over the area as part of the active police operation which is underway.

Staff and students at a TAFE have been ordered to stay indoors as an emergency incident unfolds nearby

Staff and students at a TAFE have been ordered to stay indoors as an emergency incident unfolds nearby

A NSW Police spokesperson said there was no ongoing risk to the public.  

‘A police operation is underway with the Bruxner Hwy closed in both directions between Sneaths Rd and McLeans Ridge Rd,’ the spokesman said.

‘Motorists are urged to avoid the area.’

The closure of the Bruxner Highway has sparked lengthy traffic delays in the area.

More to come 

Coronavirus LockdownsNew South Wales



Post source: Daily mail

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