Collins St, Melbourne locked down: Major police incident unfolding near Bendigo Bank

A major police operation is underway in Melbourne’s CBD following a reported bomb scare with a street locked down and workers told to stay inside their offices.

The incident is reportedly on Collins Street, near Bendigo Bank, with armed police stationed outside. 

The Bomb Squad was called in after midday on Wednesday and is focusing on a white hatchback.

A handgun and drug paraphernalia were reportedly seen inside the car. 

A police operation is underway on Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD

A major police operation is underway in Melbourne 's CBD with a street locked down and workers told to stay inside their offices

A major police operation is underway in Melbourne ‘s CBD with a street locked down and workers told to stay inside their offices

Trams, traffic and the general public have been diverted away from the area.

Collins Street has reportedly been locked down between Elizabeth and Queen Streets. 

A man has reportedly been arrested. 

More to come 

Heavily armed police are seen in Melbourne's CBD

Heavily armed police are seen in Melbourne’s CBD

The public has been diverted away from the area

The public has been diverted away from the area

***
Read more at DailyMail.co.uk