Major police operation underway at University of Sydney campus

NSW police have imposed an exclusion zone around the campus.

NSW police have imposed an exclusion zone around the campus. Photo: Getty

Students have reportedly been evacuated as a major police operation was underway at The University of Sydney on Friday afternoon.

USyd student newspaper Honi Soit reported the incident on social media, writing: “Honi Soit has received allegations of a threat on Camperdown Campus. Police have arrived. Fisher Library, Abercrombie and the New Law Building were evacuated in the last hour.”

There were also reports that student accommodation is on lockdown and police are in attendance.

NSW police have confirmed an exclusion zone is now in place.

‘An exclusion zone is in place and the community is urged to avoid the area. No further information at this time,’ it said in a statement.

“No further information at this time,” it said.

In a statement to Honi, a University of Sydney spokesperson confirmed there the police operation but would not comment on the nature of the threat.

“As soon as we became aware of a threat made, we immediately contacted NSW Police who attended campus,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying.

“Fisher Library and the Law Building have been evacuated as a precautionary measure and staff and students were advised to temporarily avoid the area until NSW Police operations are complete,” they said.

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