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Auckland Bomb Scare: Armed Police At Scene

A controlled explosion has taken place at Auckland's Britomart Train Station following the discovery of two abandoned backpacks. 

Commuters were removed from the area while the bomb disposal robot was sent in to get a closer look.

A controlled explosion was heard shortly after.

The busy train station has been blocked off to motorists, according to a police spokesman. However, the public are now allowed to enter.

people are urged to remain vigilant. 

The incident has caused much concern for New Zealand after three men and a woman were taken into custody for murdering 40 people in a terrorist attack at a Christchurch mosque.

A small cordon has been put in place around the immediate area as a precaution.

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