Parliament House in Canberra evacuated due to ‘credible threat’, alarms activated

Australia’s Parliament House is evacuated and locked down due to a ‘credible threat’ with alarms activated

  • Parliament House evacuated and in lockdown

Australia’s Parliament House has been ‘locked down’ after a suspicious package was found in the building’s Marble Foyer. 

Visitors are currently gathered in public access areas, away from the front of the building after alarms were activated on Friday afternoon. 

Nine News politics reporter Reece D’Alessandro said he has been told there is a ‘credible threat’ in the Marble Foyer.  

Those attending today’s early childhood summit were evacuated from the Great Hall.

An ACT police spokesman told Daily Mail Australia that as of 2pm on Friday, people were permitted to re-enter the building.

‘About 12.45 this afternoon, ACT Policing received a call about a possible suspicious package at Parliament House,’ a police statement read. 

‘A search of the area is currently being undertaken.

‘A cordon is in place, with some local road closures in effect, and the public is urged to avoid the area until further notice.’

Australia’s Parliament House in Canberra (pictured) has been ‘locked down’ due to a ‘credible threat’ in the Marble Foyer, it has been reported