| 26.09,19. 02:06 PM |
North Melbourne bomb scare prompts evacuations, arrest
Photo: Police closed part of Racecourse Road to conduct a safety check. (ABC News)
Businesses have been evacuated on a major inner Melbourne road after a man was found with a suspicious device, police say.
A man has been arrested at the scene and a strip of Racecourse Road has been closed.
"Police are currently at Racecourse Road in North Melbourne after a man was located with an unknown device about 10am," Victoria Police said in a statement.
"A 25-year-old man has been arrested and Bomb Response Unit officers are conducting a safety check.
"Businesses in the area have been evacuated and Racecourse Road has been blocked to traffic and trams between Flemington Road and Boundary Road."