Update on suspected uni bomb threat

Police descended on The University of Sydney. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Jeremy Piper

A major police operation at The University of Sydney, which saw students evacuated from buildings in response to a possible bomb threat, has failed to find any items of interest.

Emergency services responded to reports of a threat at the university campus on City Rd in Camperdown about midday on Friday and initiated a lockdown.

After an extensive search of the area, police were unable to find anything suspicious and lifted the lockdown about 4.30pm.

USYD student newspaper Honi Soit first 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.”

Police confirmed an exclusion zone was in place.

“A police operation is underway at a university campus on City Rd, Camperdown,” police said about 1.30pm.

“An exclusion zone is in place and the community is urged to avoid the area.”

It is also understood student accommodation at the university was placed in lockdown.

Police officers from the Inner West Police Area Command are now investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Newtown Police Station or Crime Stoppers.