The bomb squad has been called to a busy street in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD as commuters travel home in rush hour.
Specialist units have been deployed to Russell Street to conduct ‘safety checks’ in the QV Building after a suspicious object was found.
Traffic has been blocked in both directions between Lonsdale and Little Lonsdale Street.
People have reported being stuck inside buildings, including a nearby Officeworks store, while police investigate.
Victoria Police confirmed to Daily Mail Australia a number of nearby businesses have been evacuated as a precaution.
More to come.