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University of Sydney students allowed to return to campus after NSW Police put exclusion zone in place

David Johns
The Nightly
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Police have warned members of the public to stay away from the area.
Police have warned members of the public to stay away from the area. Credit: PAUL MILLER/AAPIMAGE

UPDATE: A police operation at the University of Sydney is over, with students allowed to return to evacuated areas of the campus.

A university spokesperson released a statement saying that students were evacuated “as a precaution” as part of the police operation.

“Earlier today some buildings on our campus were temporarily evacuated,” they said.

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“This precaution was part of a NSW Police operation, and the police have informed us that they have completed their work, and these areas are now accessible as normal.”

Earlier, NSW Police warned members of the public to stay away from the campus on City Road in Camperdown after putting in place an exclusion zone.

A Twitter account belonging to the university’s newspaper said students had been evacuated and that parts of the campus were in lockdown.

“We are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff, and have communicated to our community to let them know the on-campus operation is now completed and to make them aware of any wellbeing support if they need,” the university spokesperson said.

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