Streets in the lower downtown area of Auckland City are closed and many business people and retailers have been evacuated from the area in the immediate vicinity of the Citibank building on Customs St West.
The bomb disposal unit is at the scene and has made an initial assessment of the situation.
Police at the scene are considering the safest option for the disposal of the suspicious package found on a balcony of the Citibank building at about 10am.
Further reports will be distributed as information comes to hand though Police are still advising pedestrians and motorists to stay away from the area.
Issued by Noreen Hegarty
Auckland City Police Communications Manager
Ph 09 302 6947 or 0274-951-589