Popular tourist spot in Sydney re-opened after package found on ferry deemed "not suspicious"

Circular Quay, a popular tourist spot in Sydney has re-opened after a package found on a ferry was deemed not suspicious, police say, according to latest media reports.

Buses, ferries and trains have been given the go-ahead to travel in and out of the area.

Earlier on Thursday, police in Sydney evacuated the area after a "suspicious object" was found on a ferry.

Australian news site news.com reported that police formed an "exclusion zone" around Circular Quay, home to the world-famous Opera House.

Sydney's train operator also released a statement saying that trains would not be stopping at Circular Quay "due to a police operation at Circular Quay Wharf".

Helicopters were circling overhead and that it is believed the ferry carrying the suspicious item has docked, news.com reported.

Fire crews, including one HAZMAT unit, were also on the scene.

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