Sunday, October 24, 2010

Man ties himself to Brisbane ferry terminal as CBD shut due to 'bomb threat'

SERVICES at an inner city Brisbane wharf have been suspended and part of the city closed after a man dressed in black threatening self-harm tied himself up to the ferry terminal.
Police set up a 100-metre exclusion zone at the Eagle St Pier on Brisbane River, after being alerted about 6am (AEST).

The riverside walkway, Eagle St pier, riverside ferry terminals, along with the Eagle St city are and the Brisbane River between Holman and Thorton Sts, are all closed.

No further information was available, however The Courier-Mail reported the man allegedly threatened to blow up a boat. Sky News later said a yacht was the intended target.

Police negotiators were being brought in to speak to the man - believed to be aged in his fifties - who was "having a few issues", an officer said.

Buses are running for CityCat and ferry commuters who need to get to Eagle St from the nearest stops at QUT and Sydney St.

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