Brisbane Supreme and District courts.
Brisbane Supreme and District courts. Rae Wilson

Brisbane court precinct reopened after bikie bomb scare

AUTHORITIES were on high alert after reports a bomb had been placed underneath an unmarked police car which was parked outside the Brisbane court precinct.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident shortly before 11am.

Police wasted no time in locking down the Brisbane Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts until the seriousness of the threat was established.

Immediately George Street was shut down and Roma Street, between Herschel and Ann Streets, was closed to traffic and pedestrians while specialist police conduct investigations.

The lockdown was initiated after a heavily tattooed man was seen acting suspiciously near the vehicle before dropping what was understood to be a mobile phone near the car.

The police bomb squad deployed its remote-controlled robot before an officer dressed in a protective suit inspected the three cars.

The area was re-opened shortly after 1pm.

The man is assisting police with their investigations.

Earlier, the Brisbane Arrest Court on Roma Street was placed under heavy police guard due to three high-profile bikies appearing during the morning.

Police entered the court room and searched under every seat before the magistrate started proceedings.



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